Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 - 27 April 2021

Data as received by WHO from national authorities, as of 10am CET 25 April 2021

Overview

Globally, new COVID-19 cases increased for the ninth consecutive week, with nearly 5.7 million new cases reported in the last week – surpassing previous peaks. The number of new deaths increased for the sixth consecutive week, with over 87 000 new deaths reported.

In this edition, a special focus update is provided on SARS-CoV-2 variants.

 

WHO Team
Emergency Response