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WHO: 3.4M Global Virus Cases Last Week, Up 12%

The UN well being company says the variety of deaths is constant to say no, with about 57,000 within the final week.

The UN well being company says the variety of deaths is constant to say no, with about 57,000 within the final week.

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  • Last Updated:July 21, 2021, 23:08 IST
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The World Health Organisation says there have been greater than 3.four million new world circumstances of the coronavirus final week, a 12% enhance from the earlier week. The UN well being company says the variety of deaths is constant to say no, with about 57,000 within the final week.

At this price, it’s anticipated that the cumulative variety of circumstances reported globally might exceed 200 million within the subsequent three weeks, WHO says. It notes the best will increase in COVID-19 circumstances have been within the Western Pacific and European areas. In the previous week, WHO says the best coronavirus infections have been in Indonesia, Britain, Brazil, India and the US. It says the elevated transmission of the virus is pushed by new variants, the relief of COVID-19 protocols and the massive variety of folks nonetheless prone to the coronavirus, regardless of rising vaccination charges in some international locations.

WHO has urged international locations to decide to vaccinating at the very least 40% of each nation’s inhabitants by the top of the 12 months. Of the greater than Three billion vaccine doses administered globally, solely about 1% have gone to folks in poorer nations. (AP) .

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