The latest weekly update from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the COVID-19 pandemic shows new infections continuing to rise, with stabilization in Europe and a reduction in cases in other regions of the world being offset by the ongoing surge in the Americas and a sharp increase in cases in Africa. Overall, there were more than 4.3 million new infections recorded in the past week, a 4% increase over the previous week. The 75,038 virus-related deaths represented a 1% increase over the previous week. The global total of confirmed cases is now 73,253,728 with 1,630,211 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard.

 

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