Global COVID-19 cases surged by one-third in March, but deaths dropped

Global COVID-19 cases surged by one-third in March, but deaths dropped
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Global confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 14.4 million in March, which, according to TASS estimates, was higher by one-third compared to February, and the cases surpassed four million over the last week for the first time since the end of January, APA reports.

Nevertheless, in spite of a new spike in cases, the mortality rates fell by nearly 10%, since about 278,500 fatalities were registered across the globe in March. The death rate stayed flat at about 2.2%.

TASS collected the key statistics on pandemic in March.

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