Weekly coronavirus deaths rise 11 percent worldwide

The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide is on the rise — climbing by 11 percent compared to the previous week, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

More than 71,000 people died from the virus in a week-long period that ended on Monday, according to the UN agency.

Every region recorded an increase in deaths except for Africa, which had a 20 percent decrease compared to the previous week, the organization said.

Southeast Asia reported the largest spike…

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