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As Covid-19 new case rises, Delta variant spread to 132 countries: WHO warns

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As per the reports from World Health Organization (WHO) showed a “substantial” uptick in the Americas and the Western Pacific, which jumped 30% and 25%, respectively.

An average of around 540,000 cases was reported globally each day over the past week as compared to 490,000 cases reported daily the week before.

According to WHO’s data, this rise was followed by Brazil – 324,334 new cases; Indonesia – 289,029 new cases; the United Kingdom – 282,920 new cases; and India – 265,836 new cases.
Deaths reported this week has increased with over 69,000 deaths, a 21% increase when compared to the previous week.

The cumulative number of cases and deaths reported globally is almost 194 million and over 4 million respectively.

WHO has said that over the seven days, the highest number of new cases was reported in the United States, which saw more than half a million new infections, representing a skyrocketing 131% increase.

“In the last week, global #COVID19 cases increased by ~6.5% and deaths increased by ~20.6% Last week >69,000 people died. This is an absolute travesty because we can prevent deaths,” said Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 Technical Lead at WHO.

The global total of 195,266,156 confirmed Covid-19 includes 4.1 million deaths. As of Monday, almost 3.7 billion vaccine doses have been administered.

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