Forbes: Coronavirus Deaths Worldwide Fell By 20% Last Week, WHO Says
The number of coronavirus-related deaths decreased by 20% worldwide last week compared to the week before, according to an analysis by the World Health Organization, which coincides with a drop in cases and deaths in the United States as well, as it appears the course of both the global and domestic outbreaks of the virus may finally be slowing.
* Slightly fewer than 66,000 fatalities worldwide were reported last week—the third consecutive week the fatality rate has decreased. * The WHO also announced the total number of new cases fell to 2.4 million for the week of Feb. 15 through Feb. 21, representing an 11% dip from the prior week, which marks the sixth consecutive week the global case count has declined. * The U.S. has averaged 68,038 new cases per day over the past seven days, a decrease of nearly 40% compared to the average earlier this month. * On Tuesday, according to the Covid Tracking Project, the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in the U.S. dropped below 56,000 for the first time since early November.
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Update: WHO: Coronavirus deaths down 20 percent worldwide last week (The Hill)
WNU Editor: Covid-19 deaths worldwide may have fallen by 20% last week, but I would not be surprised if the total global death toll number reaches 2,500,000 tomorrow.Original Article
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