Outbreak Update: As of 5 September 2022, a total of 600,366,479 COVID-19 cases and 6,460,493 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 23,003,024 (4%), European Region 246,714,358, (41%), Region of the Americas 175,912,870 (29%), South-East Asia
Region 60,063,394 (10%) and Western Pacific Region 85,375,341 (14%). In the last seven days, the five countries reporting the highest number of new cases are Japan (943,707), the Republic of Korea (579,899), the United States of America (378,364), Russian Federation (325,532) and China (245,643). As of 31 August 2022, over 4.8 billion people (61% 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) 5 September 2022, a total of 12,049,613 COVID-19 cases and 255,634 deaths (CFR: 2.1%) 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, 27 MS have experienced five waves, and five MS (Algeria, Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius and Tunisia) have experienced a sixth wave.