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Global Covid Cases Hit Weekly Record Despite Vaccinations

  • More than 5.2 million people diagnosed with Covid last week
  • Record comes amid vaccine rollouts intended to slow new cases
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Global Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 3 Million
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More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the past seven days than any other week since the start of the pandemic -- topping 5.2 million globally -- with the worst outbreaks accelerating in many countries that are ill-equipped to deal with them.

The worrisome trend, just days after the world surpassed 3 million deaths, comes as countries are rolling out vaccinations in an effort to get the virus under control. The data from Johns Hopkins University showing a 12% increase in infections from a week earlier casts doubt on the hope that the end of the pandemic is in sight.