Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday – CBC

Russia reports pandemic high of COVID-19 infections, deaths

Oct 14, 2021

The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases fell in the last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August.

In its latest weekly assessment of the pandemic published on Wednesday, the UN health agency said there were:

More than 2.8 million new cases, a decrease of seven per cent from a week earlier.
More than 46,000 confirmed deaths in the last week, a 10 per cent decrease from a week earlier.
According to the weekly report, Europe reported a seven per cent rise in new weekly cases, while all other world regions reported a decrease. The WHO said Europe also had the biggest rise in new weekly deaths in the previous week, with 11 per cent more COVID-19 deaths.

The highest numbers of new cases in Europe were reported in Britain, Turkey and Russia.

Russia on Thursday recorded the highest daily numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the start of the pandemic, a rapidly surging toll that has severely strained the nation’s health-care system.

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