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Global COVID-19 cases show substantial drop

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For the first time in more than 2 months, weekly global COVID-19 cases dropped substantially, as cases decline in recent hot spots, including India and Japan, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its latest update.All of the world's regions saw declines, but nearly 4 million new cases and more than 62,000 deaths were reported.

Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO's technical lead for COVID-19, said on Twitter yesterday that the levels are still far too high, especially when the world has the tools to prevent infections and deaths.Sharp rises in some countriesThe Americas region reported the steepest decline in cases, followed by Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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