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Sep 15, 2021

The World Health Organization said there were about four million coronavirus cases reported globally last week, marking the first major drop in new infections in more than two months. In recent weeks, there have been about 4.4 million new COVID-19 cases.

In its weekly update released on Tuesday, the UN health agency said every region in the world saw a drop in COVID-19 cases compared to the previous week.

Although the worldwide number of deaths decreased to about 62,000, with the sharpest decline in Southeast Asia, there was a seven per cent increase in deaths in Africa. According to the weekly report from WHO, the highest numbers of cases were seen in:

The United States, with 1,034,836 new cases — a decrease of roughly 20 per cent from a week earlier.
The United Kingdom, with 256,051 new cases — a five per cent increase.
India, with 248 248 new cases — a 15 per cent decrease.
Iran, with 172 030 new cases — a 17 per cent decrease.
Turkey, with 158 236 new cases — a six per cent increase.

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