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VIDEO: World Health Organization says the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is near

(NBC) - WHO says 'end is in sight' for COVID Pandemic as global deaths hit lowest since March 2020.

New weekly deaths around the world have reached their lowest point since March 2020.

The organization recorded around 11,000 deaths globally last week, a 22 percent decrease from the previous week.

And new weekly COVID cases fell by 28 percent during that same time, from nearly 4.2 million to 3.1 million.

In the United States, deaths from COVID have stayed relatively flat, with little change over the last two weeks.

Currently, the U.S. is recording a weekly average of 478 COVID deaths a day.

However, new cases have declined by 14 percent to fewer than 73,000 per day on average.

White House officials say that although the pandemic is not over, the U.S. has seen an important shift in the fight against the virus.

While the WHO hasn't declared an end to COVID is imminent, they say "we have never been in a better position to end the pandemic."

They caution that countries should continue testing, treatment, vaccinations and infection control in health care facilities to continue fighting the virus.

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