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COVID-19 Cases Decrease by 14%

May 18, 2023 • 1:54 pm CDT
WHO COVID-19 cases May 17, 2023
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The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced nearly 2.6 million new COVID-19 cases, and over 17,000 deaths were reported in the last 28 days, a decrease of 14% and 26%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days.

Weekly epidemiological update #143 was published on May 18, 2023, and stated the COVID-19 situation is mixed at regional levels, with increases in reported cases in South-East Asia and Western Pacific regions and increases in deaths in South-East Asia. 

At the country level, the highest numbers of new 28-day cases were reported from the Republic of Korea (418, 960 new cases; +46%), the United States of America (-34%), Japan (+15%), India (+32%), and Brazil (-28%).

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