In total, new cases fell by 13% in one week, below 3.7 million. Part of Asia saw a 3% increase, but all other regions showed decreases in new infections. The decline even reached more than a quarter in Africa and 18% in Europe.
In terms of new deaths, the number has also fallen by 1% to just under 97,000.
The Western Pacific, the Eastern Mediterranean and the American continent, however, faced more new victims. In Europe and Africa there were fewer new victims.
More than 102 million people have been confirmed to be coronavirus positive, and more than 2.1 million people have died from the virus.