PAHO Weekly COVID-19 Epidemiological Update -EW10- 14 March 2023

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  • Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020 and up to 14 March 2023, a cumulative total of 759.6 million COVID-19 cases including 6.9 million deaths were reported from all six WHO regions. During epidemiological week (EW) 10, both cases and deaths decreased in all regions.

  • In the region of the Americas, 239,498 cases and 2,346 deaths were reported in EW 10 – a -30.3% decrease in cases and -22.9% decrease in deaths compared to the previous week.

  • At the subregional level, COVID-19 cases and deaths decreased in all subregions.

  • The overall weekly case notification rate for the region of the Americas was 23.4 cases per 100,000 population during EW 10 (33.3 the previous week). Between EW 10 and 9, the 14- day COVID-19 death rate was 5.3 deaths per 1 million population (6.7 the previous two weeks).

  • Among 16 countries and territories in the region with available data, COVID-19 hospitalizations increased in 8 countries and territories (range: 1.5% - 100%) during EW 10 compared to the previous week. Among 14 countries and territories with available data, COVID-19 ICU admissions increased in 6 countries and territories (range: 0.3% - 100%).