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Weekly COVID-19 cases fall below a million for the first time since 2020

The incidence of COVID-19 has decreased worldwide. | Fountain: AFP

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World Health Organization (WHO) recorded 999,848 cases of COVID-19 worldwide in the first week of March, lowering the one-million barrier for the first time since June 2020, according to statistics the agency has updated periodically since the start of the pandemic. pandemic.

WHO He clarifies that the figures understate the true extent of the disease at this time due to cutbacks in tests in many countries and delays in reporting cases of the virus in some others.

Monthly business about COVID-19 It is reported that from February 6 to March 5, there were 4.4 million people, a 58% decrease from the previous month, and the number of deaths was 31,000, a 65% decrease.

The number of cases increased only in Europe (12% to 1.5 million), while they fell 31% in America (1.4 million) and 80% in Pacific Asia (1.4 million), which is by far the regions with the highest number of cases (Africa, the Middle East and South Asia as a whole do not exceed 40,000).

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America However, it was the region with the most deaths in the month under review (15,000, down 32%), followed by Europe (9,000, down 39%) and Asia-Pacific (7,200, down 86%).

The countries that reported the most cases last month are the United States (one million infections), Japan (539,000) and China (454,000).

Since the start of the pandemic, at the end of 2019, the WHO has confirmed at least 759 million cases and 6.8 million deaths. (EFE)

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