WHO: COVID cases, deaths on the decline globally

Deaths decreased by 43-percent
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Posted at 7:49 AM, Apr 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 10:49:38-04

(KERO) — Some promising news from the World Health Organization -- COVID-19 deaths are declining.

The new numbers coming from the WHO's weekly epidemiological update.

Global weekly cases are down 16-percent and global deaths decreased by 43-percent compared to the week before.

The WHO says there was an "artificial spike" in deaths the week before because of COVID-19 definition changes in some areas.

Over 480 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally as of April 3rd.