New Delhi/Geneva: The world has registered 23 million coronavirus cases, with the US registering more than 44,000 new infections in a 24-hour period till Saturday.
The COVID-19 graph continues to rise in India where more than than 3 million coronavirus cases have been recorded.
The WHO Region of the Americas remained the most affected region in the week ending 16 August, accounting for 53% of all newly confirmed cases and 75% of reported deaths. The South-East Asia Region continues to report an increase in cases and is currently the second most affected region. While the number of cases decreased in the Eastern Mediterranean Region from the end of June through to 10 August, a 10% increase was reported in the number of cases reported in last seven days. The number of reported deaths, however, have continued to decrease across the region. The Western Pacific Region reported a large increase in the number of deaths compared to the previous seven days, although, this accounted for just 1% of the new deaths reported globally. The African Region reported a decrease in the number of cases and deaths over the past seven days