Global Covid-19 cases hit weekly record, topping 5.2 million

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the past seven days than any other week since the start of the pandemic – topping 5.2 million globally – with the worst outbreaks accelerating in many countries that are ill-equipped to deal with them.The worrisome trend, just days after the world surpassed 3 million deaths, comes as countries are rolling out vaccinations in an effort to get the virus under control. The data from Johns Hopkins University showing a 12 per cent increase in…

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