The World Well being Group mentioned there have been about 4 million COVID-19 instances reported globally final week, marking the primary main drop in new infections in additional than two months. In current weeks, there have been about 4.4 million new COVID-19 instances.
In its weekly replace launched on Tuesday, the U.N. well being company mentioned each area on this planet noticed a drop in COVID-19 instances in comparison with the earlier week.
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Though the worldwide variety of deaths decreased to about 62,000, with the sharpest decline in Southeast Asia, there was a seven per cent enhance in deaths in Africa. The best numbers of instances had been seen within the U.S., Britain, India, Iran and Turkey and the extremely contagious delta variant has now been reported in 180 international locations.
WHO additionally mentioned kids and youngsters proceed to be much less affected by COVID-19 when in comparison with adults, including that deaths of individuals underneath 24 because of the illness account for fewer than 0.5 per cent of worldwide deaths.
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WHO has beforehand mentioned kids shouldn’t be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations given the intense vaccine shortages globally.
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