Global Covid Cases rising; but Deaths Down: WHO

While COVID-19 infections rose, reversing a decline in cases that first began in January.

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Insight Bureau: The number of new coronavirus deaths reported worldwide fell by 17% in the last week, according to the World Health Organisation. While COVID-19 infections rose, reversing a decline in cases reported, that first began in January.

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In the UN health agency’s weekly report on the pandemic issued late Tuesday, WHO said there were more than 11 million new COVID-19 infections last week – about an 8% rise – and 43,000 new deaths. The number of COVID-19 deaths globally has been dropping for the past three weeks.

South Korea reported 400,741 cases today – the biggest one-day increase on record. Germany had reported 225,387 new Covid cases while Vietnam reported 175,480 fresh cases of Coronavirus.

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