WHO: COVID-19 deaths fall overall by 9%, infections stable
LONDON (AP) – The World Health Organization says in its latest weekly pandemic report that the number of coronavirus deaths fell by 9% in the last week while new cases remained relatively stable.
The U.N. health agency said Wednesday there were more than 14,000 COVID-19 deaths last week and nearly 7 million new infections.
The Western Pacific reported a 30% jump in cases while Africa reported a 46% drop.
The WHO said that the omicron subvariant BA.5 remains dominant globally, accounting for nearly 70% of all virus sequences shared with the world’s biggest publicly available virus database.
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8/10/2022 9:57:35 AM (GMT -5:00)