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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 14, 2021

Jul 14, 2021
Surgical mask hanging from graveyard cross

Global COVID-19 deaths on the rise again

Much of the increase in cases is led by the more transmissible Delta variant, which has now been detected in 111 nations.

Jul 08, 2021

Jul 08, 2021

Delta COVID variant surges in Asia, casts shadow on Olympics

Also, global deaths pass 4 million, led by the United States, India, and Brazil.

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.

Jun 30, 2021

Jun 30, 2021
COVID vaccination in the Philippines

Global COVID cases rise a bit; Delta variant in nearly 100 nations

Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.

Jun 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Indonesia PPE

Red Cross warns of emerging COVID crisis in Indonesia

Elsewhere, Africa's cases rise in its third wave, as Brazil's ongoing surge shows signs of another uptick.

Jun 29, 2021
Indigenous Brazilian with face mask

COVID-19 cut Brazilian life span almost 2 years in 2021

Life expectancy at birth dropped an estimated 1.3 years in 2020 and 1.8 years in early 2021 owing to COVID.

Jun 24, 2021

Jun 24, 2021
COVID-19 viruses on cell surface

Delta COVID variant fuels global surges, complicates reopenings

Twelve African nations battle surges, and Brazil records a daily high in COVID-19 cases.

Jun 24, 2021
G7 leaders meeting in England

Countries' shortcomings in tackling antibiotic resistance spotlighted

"Government action to date has failed to match the severity of the crisis," a new report says.

Jun 23, 2021

Jun 23, 2021
Lithuanian waitress disinfecting tables outdoors

ECDC warns of extensive Delta COVID-19 variant spread this summer

All told, 85 countries have reported the Delta variant, and a number of nations are battling rises in COVID-19 cases.

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