(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Latest data released Tuesday by the UK Health Security Agency
(UKHSA) showed the number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Britain
has reached 1,076, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
According to UKHSA, up to June 26, 2022, there were 1,076
laboratory confirmed cases in Britain. Of these, 27 were in
Scotland, five in Northern Ireland, nine in Wales and 1,035 in
England. Since the WHO's previous update on June 17, there have
been 1,310 new cases reported, with eight new countries reporting
It means almost a third of all cases in the world reported since
the current outbreak started have emerged in Britain.
In its latest update issued Monday, the WHO said since Jan. 1,
and as of June 22, there have been 3,413 laboratory confirmed cases
and one death reported to WHO from 50 countries and territories in
five WHO regions.
WHO said the majority of laboratory confirmed cases, 2,933 of
the 3,413 cases, are in the WHO's European region. This accounts
for about 86 percent of the total.
'The monkeypox outbreak in the UK continues to grow, with over a
thousand cases now confirmed nationwide,' UKHSA incident director
Sophia Makki said, 'We expect cases to continue to rise further in
the coming days and weeks.'
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