In the week of Jan. 24-30, new global Covid-19 deaths increased by 9% over the week before, with over 59,000 new deaths reported, according to the World Health Organization’s weekly epidemiological update published Tuesday.
Of the six WHO regions, three reported increases in deaths: the South-East Asia Region with 41%, the Eastern Mediterranean Region with 32%, and the Region of the Americas with 16%. The European and Western Pacific Regions both reported numbers similar to the week before. Only the African Region reported a decrease at 7%.
The United States reported the highest number of new deaths, followed by India, the Russian Federation, Brazil and Italy.
Overall, as of Jan. 30, over 5.6 million deaths have been reported across the world.
The number of cases reported across the world remained similar to the week before, with over 22 new million cases being reported.
There were increases in three regions: Western Pacific (37%), Eastern Mediterranean (24%) and European (7%). The African Region reported a number similar to the week before. The Region of the Americas and the South-East Asia Region both reported decreases of 20% and 8%, respectively.
The US also reported the highest number of new cases, followed by France, India, Brazil and Germany.
There have been over 370 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported across the world as of Jan. 30.