COVID-19 cases rise for 2nd straight week, deaths fall: WHO

Recently cases surged sharply in the Western Pacific regions.

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Insight Bureau: The number of new coronavirus cases globally increased by 7 per cent in the last week, with fall in death the World Health Organization said. Recently cases surged sharply in the Western Pacific regions.

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There were more than 12 million new weekly cases and just under 33,000 deaths, a 23per cent decline in mortality, according to the UN health agency’s report on the pandemic issued late on Tuesday.

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