Anxiety As COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise Globally
With the exception of Nigeria and some other few African countries, COVID-19 cases rose for a sixth consecutive week, with over four million infections reported in the last one week.
The latest edition of COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, published yesterday by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that fresh deaths increased by 11 per cent, with over 71,000 casualties recorded.
The largest infections were posted in South East Asia (most notably in India) and Western Pacific regions.
Aside African zone, the rest witnessed increases in deaths, with the biggest share of 46 per cent coming from South East Asia.
Africa posted 59,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths last week, a six per cent and 20 per cent decrease against the previous seven days.