World Health Organization: Coronavirus Deaths Worldwide Fell By 20% Last Week


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.
KEY FACTS
* 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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