WHO says the number of new COVID cases and deaths continue to go down
The Western Pacific was the only region that saw an increase in COVID-19 cases, with a 29% jump, while the number of infections elsewhere dropped significantly.
The number of new coronavirus cases around the world fell 21% in the last week, marking the third consecutive week COVID-19 cases have dropped., according to the World Health Organization.
In the U.N. health agency’s weekly pandemic report, the WHO said Tuesday there were more than 12 million new coronavirus infections in the last week.
The number of new deaths fell 8% to about 67,000 worldwide, the first time that deaths have fallen since early January.
WHO said omicron remains the overwhelmingly dominant variant worldwide.
The Western Pacific was the only region that saw an increase in COVID-19 cases, with a 29% jump. The number of infections elsewhere dropped significantly.