The coronavirus pandemic is still raging worldwide, but fresh World Health Organisation (WHO) data indicates its pace is easing in most regions, with the biggest slowdown seen in the hard-hit Americas.More than 1.7 million new coronavirus cases and some 39,000 new deaths were recorded last week, the WHO said in a situation report published late on Monday.The numbers for the seven-day period ending on August 23 mark a 5 per cent decrease in new Covid-19 cases globally and a 12 per cent drop in…