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The World Health Organization (WHO) says the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline globally, with the exception of the Americas and Africa.
The WHO Pandemic Dashboard reported 675,952 new cases globally in the past 24 hours.
North Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, imposes nationwide lockdown
In the United States, the World Health Organization mention There are more than 156,200 new cases every day.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Report 163,335 new cases and 949 new deaths as omicron sub-variants continue to spread across the country.
In its weekly report, the United Nations (UN) health agency mention Around 3.5 million new cases and more than 25,000 deaths were reported globally, down 12% and 25%, respectively.
In contrast, the number of infections in the Americas increased by 14% and in Africa by 12%.
In addition, China has seen the largest increase in cases, peaking at 145% last week.
Elsewhere in Asia, North Korea declared its first outbreak and imposed a nationwide lockdown.
Flags flown at half-staff in memory of 1 million deaths due to COVID-19
President Biden on Thursday Call New international commitment to fight COVID-19.
He stressed that the U.S. was approaching the “tragic milestone” of 1 million coronavirus-related deaths and ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until Monday.
“This pandemic is not over,” the president said at the second Global Pandemic Summit. “Today, we commemorate a tragic milestone in the United States, where 1 million people have died from Covid-19 — 1 million empty chairs around the family table. »
Europe has killed 2 million people on the continent since 2019, and the coronavirus has killed at least 6.2 million globally.
WHO mention In 2020 and 2021, another 14.9 million people will die from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“We will continue to get more funding here,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. “But we will continue to urge other countries to do more to help the world move forward. »
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The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.