The number of novel coronavirus cases registered all over the world increased by almost four million in the past week, which is slightly more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said early on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.
North and South America account for nearly half of all cases. Infection rate remains high in Europe as well, but mortality has been on decline in the region for the second consecutive week.
Over 1.84 million new cases and over 28,000 deaths registered between November 30 and December 6 in North and South America. About 1.45 million cases and over 19,000 deaths were registered in Europe in the reported period. Southeast Asia accounts for over 332,000 cases and some 5,000 deaths.
The infection has also been spreading rapidly the United Kingdom (over 100,000 new cases), Iran (93,000) and Poland (over 80,000).