On January 18, local time, the WHO held a routine press conference on the new crown pneumonia epidemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were more than 18 million new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide last week. The number of new confirmed cases in some countries appears to have peaked. But the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. With the rapid spread of the Omicron strain around the world. New mutants may emerge.
At present, more than 7 million viral gene sequences have been reported by 180 countries and regions, and it is now possible to track the evolution of the new coronavirus such as the Omicron strain and other variants in real time.