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COVID-19; Weekly epidemiological update - 19 January 2021


Data as received by WHO from national authorities, as of 17 January 2021, 10 am CET.

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Globally, 4.7 million new cases were reported in the past week, a decline of 6% from last week, and the number of new deaths has climbed to a record high at 93 000, a 9% increase from last week. This brings the cumulative numbers to over 93 million reported cases and over 2 million deaths globally since the start of the pandemic.

In this edition of the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, special focus updates are provided on Children, COVID-19, and transmission in schools, as well as on SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.


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