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WHO reports worldwide decline in new COVID-19 cases

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The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from 4 million new infections the previous week, the World Health Organization said.

Last week’s drop marked the first substantial decline in more than two months, with falling COVID-19 cases in almost every world region. In its latest update on the pandemic released on Tuesday, the WHO said that there were major decreases in cases in two regions: a 22 percent fall in the Middle East and a 16% drop in Southeast Asia.

The United Nations health agency said that there were just under 60,000 deaths in the past week, a 7% decline. It said that while Southeast Asia reported a 30% decrease in COVID-19 deaths, the Western Pacific region reported a 7% increase.

The United States, India, Britain, Turkey, and the Philippines saw the most coronavirus cases. The WHO said that the faster-spreading delta variant has now been seen in 185 countries, and is present in every part of the world.

The organization also revised its list of........

© The Times of Israel

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