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Jul 27, 2021

Jul 27, 2021
Indonesian woman with COVID pamphlet

Indonesia's COVID-19 deaths reach new heights

Also, cases are climbing steeply in Tokyo in the midst of the Summer Olympic Games.

Jul 26, 2021

Jul 26, 2021
Elderly hospital patient wearing mask

Global COVID deaths rise sharply, led by surging Delta

"This is an absolute travesty, because we can prevent deaths. Think this pandemic is over? Think again."

Jul 23, 2021

Jul 23, 2021
COVID response team in Hanoi, Vietnam

Worsening COVID rise in Vietnam triggers expanded lockdowns

In other developments, cases surge in Asia's hot spots, and infections continue to climb sharply in Europe.

Jul 22, 2021

Jul 22, 2021
COVID-19 response efforts in Indonesia

Delta-driven COVID-19 surges worsen in parts of Asia

Multiple groups call for addressing major global vaccine inequality issues.

Jul 21, 2021

Jul 21, 2021
Girl wearing mask in Africa washing hands

Global COVID-19 cases rise 12% in past week

Nations seeing large jumps in cases include Botswana, Vietnam, the US, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the UK.

Jul 19, 2021

Jul 19, 2021
Boris Johnson virtual press conference

Rocky COVID-19 path in UK as it eases final restrictions

Elsewhere, countries in Southeast Asia report more daily record highs, and Tunisia's surge has toppled its healthcare system.

Jul 15, 2021

Jul 15, 2021
Baby Immunization

Reports confirm pandemic-related drop in basic childhood vaccination

About 23 million kids missed their basic vaccines in 2020.

Jul 09, 2021

Jul 09, 2021
Uganda COVID vaccination

Africa marks worst pandemic week; Europe sees sharp rises

Sixteen African nations report resurgences, and cases have more than doubled in some European countries.

Jul 07, 2021

Jul 07, 2021
Brazil COVID test

WHO: World at perilous point in pandemic

WHO officials said variant spread could outpace vaccines, even in countries with high vaccine coverage.

Jul 02, 2021

Jul 02, 2021
Asian doctors putting on personal protective equipment

COVID-19 surges accelerate in Southeast Asia

"In those countries whose hospitals are filling up, they need vaccines and other health tools right now."

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