Weekly coronavirus deaths rise 11% worldwide

Geneva, Apr 7 (efe-epa).- The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide went up last week, rising 11 per cent with more than 70,000, while infections inched up five per cent, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.

The WHO weekly epidemiological report said the world recorded over four million Covid-19 cases, compared to the previous week.

The South-East Asia Region reported the largest increase with a rise of 36 per cent in infections and 46 per cent in deaths as India recorded the highest number of new cases, a 38 per cent climb.

All regions registered increases in the number of deaths except for Africa, which had a 20 per cent decrease compared to the previous, according to the report.

The infection rate in Europe has decreased by two per cent after it rose for five consecutive weeks; however, the number of deaths increased for the fourth week in a row.

Countries that recorded the most cases in the last week included Turkey, with an increase of 43 per cent.

France showed a slight decrease of 4 per cent after ordering the closure of schools and tightening restrictive measures.EFE/EPA


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