WHO Says COVID-19 Weekly Deaths Worldwide Declined by 9%

The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that the COVID-19 weekly deaths worldwide decreased by 9 percent.

WHO recorded over 14,000 new COVID-19 deaths from August 1 to 7.

Africa reported a 73 percent decline in new deaths last week, recording 25 fatalities compared to 83 from July 25 to 31.

COVID-19 deaths in Europe dropped by 15 percent and 10 percent in the United States of America.

Despite the decline in fatalities globally, Eastern Mediterranean recorded a 19 percent increase, with 652 new deaths.

According to WHO, the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has remained stable for the past weeks.

Japan recorded the highest weekly COVID-19 cases, with almost 1.5 million new infections in seven days. The US, South Korea, Vietnam, and Turkey were among the countries with the highest reported cases.

WHO said the Omicron remains a variant of concern, making up 99 percent of the reported COVID-19 cases for the past 30 days.

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