The organization’s director General, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, said that the more contagious delta strain is spreading “with destructive speed.”

The World Health Organization reported that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the world is growing for the fourth week in a row, and the number of deaths has increased after 10 weeks of decline.

The reason for this was the highly contagious strain “delta,” which was first discovered in India.

This strain has been detected in at least 104 countries.

At a briefing at the organization’s headquarters in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said that the increase in the incidence was noted in five of the six global regions of the organization.

According to Tedros, WHO has received reports from all regions that hospitals are again working at the limit of their capabilities.

The head of the WHO said that “delta” is spreading around the world “with destructive speed” and will soon become the dominant strain worldwide.

He noted that this variant of the virus is spreading even in places with a high level of vaccination.