Coronavirus: cases jump 50 per cent but deaths remain stable, says WHO report


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The number of new coronavirus infections in the last week jumped by about 55 per cent, although the number of deaths remained stable, the World Health Organization said in its latest pandemic report. In the weekly report issued Tuesday night, the UN health agency said there were about 15 million new Covid-19 cases last week and more than 43,000 deaths. Every world region reported a rise in Covid-19 cases except for Africa, where officials saw an 11 per cent drop. Last week, WHO noted a pandemic record high of 9.5 million new infections in a single week, calling it a...