The number of coronavirus deaths globally jumped by 21% in the last week, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.
Most of the 69,000 deaths were reported in the Americas and Southeast Asia. WHO also added that if these trends continue, the cumulative number of cases reported globally could exceed 200 million in the next two weeks.
The U.N. health agency also noted that COVID-19 cases rose by 8% worldwide and that there are now nearly 194 million infections. It added that the number of COVID-19 deaths increased in all regions except for Europe.
“The highest numbers of deaths per 100,000 population over the past week were observed in the Americas and South-East Asia Regions which reported 2.8 and 1.1 new deaths per 100,000 population, respectively,” the report said.
According to the report, Over the past week, the biggest numbers of new Covid-19 cases were reported from the US, Brazil, Indonesia, Britain and India. While America and Brazil reported an increase in Covid-19 cases, Indonesia and Britain reported a decline.