Covid-19 cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe: WHO report Business Standard News


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The number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe last week, while the number of deaths globally dropped by 16 per cent, according to the World Health Organisation's latest weekly pandemic report issued on Wednesday. The WHO said there were 3.3 million new COVID-19 infections last week, marking a 4 per cent decrease, with more than 7,500 deaths. But cases jumped by about 45 per cent in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and by about 6 per cent in Europe . Southeast Asia was the only region to report a slight 4 per...