AKIPRESS.COM - From 1 January through 7 August 2022, 27 814 laboratory confirmed cases of monkeypox and 11 deaths have been reported to WHO from 89 countries/territories/areas in all six WHO Regions, WHO said.
Since the last edition of this report published on 25 July 2022, 11 798 new cases (74% increase), and six new deaths have been reported; 14 new countries have reported cases. In the past seven days, 42 countries reported an increase in the weekly number of cases, with the highest increase reported in Brazil.
There are 14 countries that have not reported new cases for over 21 days, the maximum incubation period of the disease. The number of weekly reported new cases globally has increased by 19% in epidemiological week 31 (from 1 to 7 August) (n = 6217 cases) compared to week 30 (from 25 to 31 July) (n = 5213 cases).
The majority of cases reported in the past four weeks were notified from the WHO European region (53%) followed by the Region of the Americas (46%). As of 7 August, the ten countries that have reported the highest cumulative number of cases globally are: the United States of America (n = 7510), Spain (n = 4577), Germany (n = 2887), the United Kingdom (n = 2759), France (n = 2239), Brazil (n = 1721), Netherlands (n = 959), Canada (n = 957), Portugal (n = 710), and Italy (n = 505).
Together, these countries account for 89% of the cases reported globally to date.The numbers should be interpreted carefully due to underreporting of cases in countries. In past seven days, a total of 10 countries reported their first case. These include Montenegro, Uruguay, Liberia, Sudan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cyprus, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Lithuania and Saint Martin.