New Covid cases globally down by nearly a quarter last week

The Guardian says the WHO has said the number of reported new Covid-19 cases worldwide decreased by nearly a quarter last week, continuing a decline seen since the end of March.

New Covid cases globally down by nearly a quarter last week

The Guardian says the World Health Organization (WHO) has said the number of reported new Covid-19 cases worldwide decreased by nearly a quarter last week, continuing a decline seen since the end of March.

The agency said nearly 5.59m cases were reported between 11 and 17 April, 24% fewer than in the previous week. The number of newly reported deaths dropped 21% to 18,215.

The WHO said cases declined in every region, though only by 2% in the Americas.

It said: “These trends should be interpreted with caution as several countries are progressively changing their Covid-19 testing strategies, resulting in lower overall numbers of tests performed and consequently lower

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/21/new-covid-cases-globally-down-by-nearly-a-quarter-last-week

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