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WHO reports 21% increase in COVID-19 deaths

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said the global number of Coronavirus deaths during the previous week climbed by 21 per cent.

Out of the 69,000 new deaths, most of which were reported in the Americas and South-east Asia, according to the dataset spanning in July 19, to July 25.

So far, more than 4 million people worldwide were confirmed to have died after being infected, the Geneva-based agency said.

The number of infections reported last week was 3.8 million, up 8 per cent from the previous week.

Nearly 194 million infections have been reported since the pandemic began in early 2020.

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