Outbreak Update: As of 25 July 2022, a total of 566,718,893 COVID-19 cases and 6,375,592 deaths (case fatality ratio [CFR]: 1.1%) have been reported globally by 232 countries and territories to the World Health Organization (WHO). The distribution of cumulative cases (percentage of global cases) from the WHO regions (excluding Africa) are as follows: Eastern Mediterranean Region 18,994,985 (3%), European Region 238,567,709 (42%), Region of the Americas 168,183,683 (30%), South-East Asia Region 59,187,567 (11%) and Western Pacific Region 69,360,320 (12%). In the last seven days, the five countries reporting the highest number
of new cases are Japan, (1,038,139), Germany (552,883), the United States of America (549,747), Italy (514,206) and Republic of Korea (459,485). As of 25 July 2022, over 4.7 billion people (59% of the global population) have been fully vaccinated. For more detailed information on cases and deaths reported outside of Africa, refer to the WHO COVID-19 dashboard.
As of 6 p.m. East African Time (EAT) 25 July 2022, a total of 11,956,739 COVID-19 cases and 254,857 deaths (CFR: 2.2%) have been reported by the 55 African Union (AU) Member States (MS). This represents 2% of all cases and 4% of all deaths reported globally. Forty (73%) AU MS are reporting CFRs higher than the global CFR. Since the detection of COVID-19 on the African continent (in February 2020), 53 (96%) AU MS have experienced three distinct COVID-19 waves,
48 (87%) MS have experienced four waves, 25 MS have experienced five waves, and three MS (Kenya, Mauritius and Tunisia) have experienced a sixth wave.