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Last week saw highest ever level of global COVID cases over 7-day period

16 days ago   |   By WGN TV

The pandemic's not over yet.
Last week, the World Health Organization reported the highest number of COVID cases in the world in a single week ever, at 5.2 million new cases.
The news comes as half of Americans have received at least the first dose of the COVID vaccine.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO announced the stark findings in a media briefing Monday.
He said deaths rose for the fifth straight week, adding that now more than 3 million people have died from COVID worldwide.
Ghebreyesus also said infections and hospitalizations among those aged 25 to 59 "are...
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