Virus cases rise again, deaths fall: WHO

Updated March 23 2022 - 6:46pm, first published 6:40pm
The WHO's Mike Ryan says the Omicron wave is proving less devastating than previous variants.

The number of new coronavirus cases globally increased by 7 per cent in the last week, driven largely by rising infections in the western Pacific, even as reported deaths from COVID-19 fell, the World Health Organisation says.