//WHO REPORTS: INDIA LEADS GLOBAL RISE IN COVID-19 CASES

WHO REPORTS: INDIA LEADS GLOBAL RISE IN COVID-19 CASES

WHO reports India leads global rise in COVID-19

WHO reports have confirmed on Tuesday that India has the newest coronavirus cases as compared to any country in the past week which is nearly half a million new positive infections further moving the global numbers be one per cent.

However, the global fatalities rate in the past week dropped by three per cent compared to the previous week. Although, the new infections around the globe rose by 1.8 million, WHO said on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 disease is also spreading in the US at a rapid rate, which continues to account for more than half of the reported cases and deaths around the globe. However, there has been a slight fall in some areas, the WHO reported.

On the contrary, Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Columbia have increased in the numbers, it said. Also, Russia, France, Spain and Ukraine had reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in Europe in the week to August 30. Also, new cases in Italy jumped up by 85%, the report said.

“South-East Asia has reported the largest week-on-week increase, largely due to increased case detections in India,” according to the reports, “India has reported nearly 500,000 new cases in the past seven days, a 9 per cent increase compared to the previous seven days and the highest numbers of new cases globally.”

The earlier previous hotspots such as Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar and Gabon have recorded a fewer number of cases, the WHO reported, further adding,”…the figures should be interpreted cautiously as they may be affected by many factors, including the current testing capacity and strategy, and delays in reporting.”

According to the Reuters tally, more than 25.44 million people have been reported to be infected by COVID-19 disease around the globe since the virus emerged last year in China. Also, 847, 965 deaths have been recorded so far.