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Coronavirus infections pick up after big global fall, new cases in Africa decline by 14%

The coronavirus picked up velocity once more over the previous week in each a part of the world besides Africa, after a month in which new Covid-19 cases fell by half, in accordance with AFP information.

Here is the state of play worldwide:



Cases up six % 

The variety of new each day cases globally elevated by six % over the previous week to 384 200.

It is a reversal after the unprecedented 51-percent plunge recorded from mid-January to mid-February, in accordance with an AFP tally to Thursday.

New cases are actually at a stage final seen in mid-October.

The variety of confirmed cases solely displays a fraction of the particular variety of infections, as totally different international locations have totally different counting practices and ranges of testing.

African exception 

Africa is the one continent to see a slowdown, with 14 % fewer new cases.

All the opposite areas noticed a pick up: 10 % in Europe, eight % in Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, 5 % in the Middle East and one % in the United States and Canada.

In Oceania the variety of infections greater than tripled, however there are however solely 47 cases a day.

Biggest spikes 

On a rustic foundation, Estonia noticed the most important improve with 82 % extra infections among the many international locations that recorded greater than 1 000 each day cases.

Hungary adopted with 69 % extra (or 2 900 cases); Jordan with 59 % extra (3 400 cases); Serbia 59 % extra (3 000 cases) and Ecuador 48 % extra (1 600 cases).

Steepest falls 

For the third week in a row the most important lower occurred in Portugal, which recorded 38 % fewer cases.

For a number of weeks this year Portugal had the best variety of cases per capita in the world, however the determine has dramatically fallen for 4 weeks because of a lockdown that began on 15 January.

Spain follows with 27 % fewer cases, then South Africa (-25 %), Israel (-22 %) and Japan (-22 %).

US: Most dying and cases

The US stays the nation which recorded the best variety of infections over the previous week with 73 700 new each day cases, a rise of 1 %.

Brazil adopted with 51 400, a rise of 14 %, France (21 500, a 16 % bounce) and Italy (14 700, or 26 % extra).

On a per capita foundation, the Czech Republic stays the nation with the best variety of infections, at 700 cases per 100 000 individuals.

The US additionally recorded the best variety of deaths over the previous week, with a mean of two 156 per day, forward of Brazil (1 149), Mexico (798), Russia (421) and the United Kingdom (383).


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