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Global COVID-19 cases rise for sixth consecutive week, WHO says

April 07, 2021
More than 71,000 new deaths were reported over the last week — an 11 percent increase compared to the week before. — Courtesy file photo
More than 71,000 new deaths were reported over the last week — an 11 percent increase compared to the week before. — Courtesy file photo



GENEVA — Global COVID-19 cases have risen for the sixth consecutive week, according to the World Health Organization’s Weekly Epidemiological Update.

Over the last week, more than four million new cases have been reported.

The South-East Asia region — most notably India — and the Western Pacific region had the largest increases in case incidence. Brazil, the United States, Turkey, and France followed India in the highest number of new cases.

More than 71,000 new deaths were reported over the last week — an 11 percent increase compared to the week before.

All regions except the African region reported increases in deaths. The South-East Asia region also had the biggest increase (46 percent) in new deaths. — Courtesy CNN


April 07, 2021
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