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WHO: COVID-19 cases declining globally

Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now declined for seven weeks in a row, which is the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far. Ghebreyesus disclosed this during the opening remarks at the member state information session on COVID-19, which was held yesterday. According to him, while weekly cases are at their lowest since February, deaths are not falling as quickly.

He said: “The number of deaths reported last week was similar to the previous week. And the global decline masks a worrying increase in cases and deaths in many countries. “Although the absolute numbers of newly reported cases and deaths in Africa remain lower than other regions, the steep rate of increase is deeply concerning. “In the past seven days, reported cases from Africa have increased by 55 per cent, and reported deaths have increased by 38 per cent. And we know that the actual numbers are higher.”

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