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Global COVID-19 update: world records a 10% increase in cases and Delta reaches over 110 nations

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Manish Saini
Manish works as a Journalist and writer at Revyuh.com. He has studied Political Science and graduated from Delhi University. He is a Political engineer, fascinated by politics, and traditional businesses. He is also attached to many NGO's in the country and helping poor children to get the basic education. Email: Manish (at) revyuh (dot) com

The number of new cases recorded throughout the world last week (5-11 July 2021) was over 3 million, up 10% from the previous week.

Following a nine-week period of continuous reduction, the number of weekly fatalities climbed by 3% this week compared to the prior week, totaling over 55,000.

COVID-19 incidence surged globally, with an average of over 400,000 cases recorded each day, up from 370,000 the week before.

The total number of cases recorded worldwide has already surpassed 186 million, with almost 4 million fatalities.

With the exception of the Americas, all Regions saw an increase in incidence this week. In comparison to the previous week, the Eastern Mediterranean Region had the greatest rise in incidence (25 percent), followed by the European Region with a 20 percent increase.

With a 5% rise in incidence, the African Region experienced the least percentage increase. However, compared to the previous week, the region saw a 50% rise in the number of deaths.

The number of deaths in the South-East Asia Region also increased significantly, with a 26 percent rise over the previous week. Last week, the Region of the Americas reported a 3% drop in incidence and an 11% fall in the number of fatalities.

The countries with the most new cases were Brazil (333 030 new cases; a 9% reduction), India (291 789 new cases; a 7% decline), Indonesia (24, 119 new cases; a 44% rise), the United Kingdom (210,277 new cases; a 30% increase), and Colombia (210 277 new cases; a 30% increase) (174 320 new cases; 15 percent decrease).

On the basis of per 100,000, the British Virgin Islands recorded 2497, Seychelles 763, Cyprus 673, Jersey 628, and Fiji reported 490, the highest numbers of new cases over the past week.

The Delta strain, which was first discovered in India, has been reported in at least 111 countries and territories.

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