The world, whose fate changed with the Covid epidemic 3 years ago, continues to deal with the danger of coronavirus. Although the number of people affected by the epidemic decreased, Covid-19 variants began to appear. The variant named ERIS, which is considered one of the most dangerous, was last seen in the United States and England. The ERIS variant, which accounts for one out of every 7 cases in the UK and 17% in the United States, has been closely examined by the World Health Organization.
Variants Will Continue
According to the statement made by the World Health Organization (WHO), sudden increases in cases and deaths may occur due to the possibility of various variations, therefore the risk of the emergence of a more dangerous Covid-19 variant continues.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, while making recommendations to countries on the fight against Covid-19, on the advice of the WHO Emergency Committee, noted that all countries should update their national Covid-19 programs to move to longer-term sustainable Covide-19 management.
Ghebreyesus, who also called on countries to maintain surveillance on Covid-19 to detect trends in disease severity, mortality rates and population immunity, as well as virus variants, underlined that all countries should report Covid-19 data to WHO or open sources.
The epidemic, which caused us to retreat in our homes for months, emerged on November 17, 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei region. The virus epidemic, which spread rapidly around the world, was considered the most massive pandemic of the millennium. Covid-19, which can be transmitted through the respiratory tract, grew in mid-January 2020.
It was declared a Global epidemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, upon reporting of people experiencing similar symptoms in many countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific in a short time.
As of 8 April 2023, 684,906,699 confirmed cases were announced in the world. While 657,635,742 cases recovered, 6,837,598 people died due to the virus. On May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization declared that the pandemic is no longer a global emergency.
Latest Situation in Turkey
Turkey, which gained great appreciation in the world with the great devotion of health workers and doctors, was heavily affected by the pandemic. According to March 2023 data, the number of reported cases in Turkey was 31,054, while the number of people who lost their lives was announced as 85. A total of 102,174 people died due to the coronavirus.