More than 93,000 people died of COVID-19 in the past week, which is 6% more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization said in its COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update published in Geneva early on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.
"For the second successive week, the number of COVID-19 cases globally remains at the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic with over 5.7 million new weekly cases, following nine consecutive weeks of increases. New deaths continue to increase for the seventh consecutive week, with over 93 000 deaths," the report says.
On April 26 - May 2, the global organization was informed about 5,705,981 new cases all over the world, and 93,523 COVID-related deaths. As of May 2, 151,812,556 cases of the infection and 3,186,817 COVID-related fatalities were reported worldwide.
The most noticeable growth in cases (up 19%) was registered in Southeast Asia, which, according to the WHO classification also includes India. Cases declined by 22% in Europe, by 15% in Africa, by 5% in North and South America.