As per data from Johns Hopkins University, SARS-CoV-2 infections have now crossed 200 million confirmed cases across the world. This milestone comes as countries are dealing with ongoing gush that is caused by the delta variant and others variant of the virus.
The Covid-19 infections around the globe had reached at least 200,014,602 cases by Wednesday. The delta variant has continued to threaten the countries in the world where vaccination rates have remained low. The World Health Organization (WHO) called for a pause on vaccination on Wednesday until 10 per cent of the people in every country can get vaccinated.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is the Director General of WHO said, "Even while hundreds of millions of people are still waiting for their first dose, some rich countries are moving towards booster doses."
Director General of WHO also added that more than 4 billion vaccine doses have been administered globally and more than 80 per cent have gone to high and upper middle income countries, which accounts for less than half of the world's population.While, the highnumber of cases have shown up in the areas of the world where poverty and lack of access to resources keep vaccination levels low.
And, also there are divides in countries with access to vaccination where some voluntarily refuse to become inoculated against the Covid-19 infection. According to Reuters reports, the US now accounts for one in every seven infections that are reported globally.
In Japan, a rise in covid cases amids the Tokyo Olympics Games has lead the government to introduce a contentious new policy. The Associated Press reported that the new policy says that patients with moderate symptoms will isolate at home instead of in hospitals as new cases rises in Tokyo to record levels.