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Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Continue to Drop Globally, WHO Says

Members of the public wait in line at a Covid-19 testing station in Seoul.

Members of the public wait in line at a Covid-19 testing station in Seoul.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

London (AP) -- The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths globally have continued to fall in the past week, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, with only the Western Pacific reporting an increase in COVID-19.

In its latest report on the pandemic issued on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said new COVID-19 infections dropped by 5% in the last week, continuing a declining trend that started more than a month ago. Deaths were also down by 8% and have been falling globally for the last two weeks.