Right here is the state of play primarily based on AFP’s database:
The common variety of world day by day circumstances elevated over the week by eight p.c to 1.59 million, in line with an AFP tally to Thursday.
That’s, nonetheless, half the quantity in late January, when circumstances peaked at 3.37 million per day.
The confirmed circumstances solely replicate a fraction of the particular variety of infections, with various counting practices and ranges of testing in numerous nations.
Asia and Oceania stay pandemic hotspots, with 27 p.c and 20 p.c extra new circumstances respectively in comparison with the earlier week.
There was additionally a slight uptick in Africa, which noticed a 3 p.c rise, and in Europe the place the variety of circumstances elevated by one p.c.
The scenario, nonetheless, continued to enhance within the United States-Canada zone which recorded a 30 p.c drop, within the Center East (down 27 p.c), and the Latin America-Caribbean zone (down 12 p.c).
The Netherlands recorded the most important improve in new circumstances this week, with an 80 p.c spike.
Vietnam adopted with 63 p.c extra, South Korea (55 p.c extra), Portugal (up 35 p.c) and Ecuador (up 28 p.c).
South Korea once more recorded the most important variety of new circumstances this week, with a mean of 264,000 per day, a rise of 55 p.c.
It additionally recorded the very best price on a per capita foundation, with 3,605 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Vietnam, with 196,400 day by day circumstances, noticed a rise of 63 p.c, whereas Germany got here third with 177,200 circumstances, a rise of 15 p.c.
Circumstances rocketed by 80 p.c within the Netherlands to a mean of 62,800 a day.
By head of the inhabitants, South Korea was adopted by Hong Kong with 3,002 circumstances per 100,000 inhabitants and New Zealand with 2,934.
The primary falls have been in Georgia, the place the variety of new circumstances decreased 64 p.c. Belarus adopted with 56 p.c fewer circumstances and Turkey (down 44 p.c), Lebanon (down 43 p.c) and Norway (down 41 p.c).
The variety of Covid-linked deaths continues to say no world wide, shrinking 12 p.c to a mean of 6,700 per day.
The US once more mourned probably the most deaths, with a mean of 1,165 a day, adopted by Russia (700) and Brazil (501).
Hong Kong reported by far the very best demise price in proportion to inhabitants (23.8 per 100,000 inhabitants), adopted at a distance by Lithuania (6.0) and Denmark (5.5).