Monday, December 6, 2021

Global cumulative deaths due to Covid-19 surpasses 4 million

Globally 3 million new cases in one week, 56000 new deaths too

Desk: Globally, in the past week the number of new cases and deaths both increased when compared to the previous week. Nearly 3 million new cases of COVID-19 were reported globally and with just under 56,000 new deaths in the past week; cumulative deaths have now surpassed 4 million.

All Regions apart from the Region of the Americas reported increases in new cases in the past week and the largest increase in new deaths was observed in the African Region.

The global number of new cases reported last week (5-11 July 2021) was nearly 3 million, a 10% increase as compared to the previous week.

Following a steady decline for nine consecutive weeks, the number of weekly deaths increased by 3% this week compared to the previous week, with over 55,000 deaths reported.

Globally, COVID-19 incidence increased with an average of over 400,000 cases reported each day as compared to 370,000 from the previous week. The cumulative number of cases reported globally is now over 186 million and the number of deaths exceeds 4 million.

This week, all Regions with the exception of the Americas recorded an increase in incidence. The Eastern Mediterranean Region recorded the largest increase in incidence (25%) followed by European Region with a 20% increase as compared to the previous week.

The African Region had the smallest percentage increase in incidence with a 5% increase. However, the region recorded a 50% increase in the number of deaths as compared to the previous week.

The South-East Asia Region also recorded a significant increase in number of deaths, reporting a 26% increase as compared to the previous week. The Region of the Americas reported a 3% decline in incidence and an 11% decrease in number of deaths reported last week.

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