date of publication:14.10.2021 | 05:00 GMT | the health
The World Health Organization said that the number of coronavirus cases in the world fell last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August.
In the latest weekly assessment of the pandemic published today, Wednesday, the United Nations organization announced that it recorded about 2.8 million new cases, and 46,000 confirmed deaths last week, down 7% and 10%, respectively.
Europe reported a 7% increase in cases, while all other world regions reported a decrease.
The World Health Organization said that Europe also witnessed the largest increase in deaths last week, amounting to 11% in deaths in Covid-19, indicating that the largest number of new infections in Europe was announced in Britain, Turkey and Russia.
The largest decrease in infections came in Africa and the Western Pacific, where the decrease was 32% and 27%, respectively. Deaths in both regions fell by more than a third.