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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 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 15, 2021

Jun 15, 2021
Vaccine needle going into arm tattoo

Ongoing COVID surges in multiple regions keep nations on edge

Officials warn that Africa is at risk due to continued virus circulation and low vaccine uptake.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Hot spot COVID activity flares as global cases drop; Biden orders fresh probe into virus source

Four of the five countries with the most cases last week were in the Americas.

May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021
Drive through COVID vax

COVID hot spots persist in Latin American countries

Argentina reports record deaths as activity continues to flare in places like Brazil, areas of Central America, and some Caribbean islands.

May 05, 2021

May 05, 2021
COVID testing in Kathmandu

Red Cross sounds alarm over Nepal's COVID-19 crisis

Nepal is recording 57 times more cases than at this time last month.

Apr 28, 2021

Apr 28, 2021
Healthcare worker at a new quarantine center in India

India's surge leads to further global COVID rise as role of variants probed

India reports more than 300,000 cases for the 8th day in a row and again hits a new single-day high.

Apr 21, 2021

Apr 21, 2021
Brazil vax

WHO: Pandemic shows no signs of easing

India's daily cases topped 300,000, the only country besides the United States to hit that level.

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