US reports highest number of new cases in world

According to the WHO, the US has reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world over the last seven days.

Iran PressAmerica: The US saw 500,332 new cases (a 131 percent increase) the week ending July 25 compared with the previous week, the World Health Organization( WHO) report indicated.

The world at large saw 3.8 million new cases (an 8 percent increase) over the same time period. More troublingly, the number of deaths related to COVID-19 (more than 69,000) represented a 21 percent jump.

“An average of around 540,000 cases were reported each day over the past week as compared to 490,000 cases reported daily the week before. This increasing trend is largely attributed to substantial increases in the Region of the Americas and the Western Pacific Region,” the WHO’s report reads.

Brazil, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and India rounded out the top five countries with the newest cases.

The global death toll is 4,203,599 with 196,692,497 confirmed cases.


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