Professor Dr. Thira Woratanarat, Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine Posted on Thira Woratanarat’s Facebook page, noted November 23, 2022.
Yesterday, worldwide, there were 328,821 additional infections, 619 additional deaths, a total of 643,699,350 deaths, a total of 6,628,274 deaths.
The top 5 most infected are Japan, South Korea, France, Taiwan and Indonesia.
Yesterday, in the number of new infections, countries from Europe and Asia occupied seven of the top 10 and 17 of the top 20 globally.
The number of new infections per day worldwide currently from Asia and Europe together represent 95.21 percent of the entire world, while the number of deaths accounts for 82.06 percent
Paxlovid cuts hospital stays in half
Most recently, Shah MM et al. from the US CDC the results of the study in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) yesterday, November 22, 2022.
The analysis was based on data on the treatment of 699,848 people infected with COVID-19 between April and August 2022.
A total of 198,927 infected patients received Paxlovid within 5 days of diagnosis of infection. and the infected group but did not receive the drug, 500,921 people
Paxlovid was found to reduce the rate of hospitalization by 51%.
The nature of the latest cases
If you look at the time of the outbreaks from European countries including Singapore which has just passed the latest wave of explosions On average, the latest wave lasts 2-3 weeks shorter than the previous wave.
Most of the time, the first ripple took about 8-10 weeks to subside, while the last ripple usually took 6-8 weeks.
In terms of the average number of infections compared to the population, the latest wave was found to have peaked at around 65-80% of the previous wave.
But there are some countries where the number of infections can jump 1.12 times higher than the previous wave
Whether you live, work, study, travel consciously, be careful, protect yourself, avoid crowded places. poor ventilation and keeping distance from people who are not defending themselves
Booster vaccination is essential.
Wearing a mask correctly and consistently is an important tool to reduce the risk in the current situation.
If infected, should be isolated for at least 7-10 days until better, no fever and negative ATK test.
Covid is not a common cold. It’s not seasonal flu.
If you are addicted, you can get sick, you can die, and you are at risk of Long COVID.
protection against infection or not being re-infected is best
Shah MM et al. Paxlovid Associated with Reduced Hospitalization Rate Among Adults with COVID-19 — United States, April-September 2022. MMWR. 22 November 2022.