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COVID-19 Deaths Rise, Reversing a 5-week Decline
COVID-19 Deaths Rise, Reversing a 5-week Decline

Geneva, 16 Jun (ONA) --- After five weeks of declining coronavirus deaths, the number of fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

In its weekly assessment of the pandemic issued on today, the UN health agency said there were 8,700 COVID-19 deaths last week, with a 21% jump in the Americas and a 17% increase in the Western Pacific.

WHO said coronavirus cases continued to fall, with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week, extending a decline in COVID-19 infections since the peak in January. Still, there were significant spikes of infection in some regions, with the Middle East and Southeast Asia reporting increases of 58% and 33% respectively.

--- Ends/Khalid