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WHO highlighted that during the week of 21 through 27 March 2022, the number of new cases declined again with a 14% decrease as compared to the previous week.

On the other hand, during the same period, the number of new weekly deaths has increased by 43%, driven by changes in the definition of COVID-19 deaths in countries in the Region of the Americas (Chile and the United States of America) and retrospective adjustments reported from India in the South-East Asia Region.

Furthermore, more than 10 million new cases and over 45 000 new deaths were reported across six WHO regions. The UN-led WHO stated in its weekly epidemiological update, that "all regions reported decreasing trends in the number of new weekly cases and four regions reported a decreasing trend in new weekly deaths.

As of March 27, 2022, more than 479 million confirmed cases and over 6 million deaths have been reported globally, the report stated further.

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