Fewer COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Last Week
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Weekly epidemiological update on the COVID-19 pandemic indicates further decreases in cases and related fatalities.
As of March 30, 2023, Edition #136 reports nearly 3.6 million new cases, and over 25,000 deaths were reported in the last 28 days, a decrease of 27% and 39%, respectively, compared to the previous period.
Despite this overall downward trend, it is essential to note that several countries, such as India, have recently reported an increase in COVID-19 cases.
At the country level, the highest numbers of new 28-day cases were reported from the United States of America (678,002 new cases; -38%), the Russian Federation (333,073 new cases; +6%), the Republic of Korea (270,378 new cases; -23%), China (255,961 new cases; -52%), and Japan (242,894 new cases; -68%).