The World Health Organization Reports Covid-19 Case Numbers Have Increased Worldwide

According to a report from the World Health Organization, Covid-19 case numbers have increased worldwide for the seventh consecutive week. The W.H.O. reported more than 4.5 million new cases and over 76,000 deaths in the week ending on April 11th. Those numbers are up 7 percent from the previous week which marks four consecutive weeks of increasing deaths. The highest numbers of new cases were reported in India, the United States, Brazil, Turkey and France. The number of cases of the B.1.1.7 variant are also on the rise. It has been found in 132 countries, the B.1.351 variant, first found in South Africa, has been found in 82 countries and the P.1 variant identified in Brazil has been found in 52 countries.