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March 24, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Brazil Covid cases pass 12 million as ‘pandemic epicenter’ struggles with variants

By Paul Dennis

24 March

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 124,330,000, with more than 2,736,000 deaths and 83,037,000 recoveries.

The US, which leads the world in total confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths, is approaching 30 million total confirmed cases.

Following are Brazil, India, Russia, and France.

Israel, which has had over 829,000 total confirmed cases to date, continues to see declines in both daily confirmed cases and deaths.

The country has also administered over 9,684,000 doses of vaccine, with slightly over 50% of its population fully vaccinated.

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Meanwhile, the US has administered over 126,509,000 total vaccine doses, while China is nearing 65,000,000 doses.

Brazil is now widely considered to be the epicenter of the pandemic, with total confirmed Covid-19 cases continuing to rise past 12 million, and total confirmed deaths approaching 300,000.

ICU occupancy rates have hit at least 90% in more than half of Brazil’s 26 states.

Covid-19 variants such as P.1, first discovered in Manaus, Brazil, are likely responsible for the surge in cases.

Shaina Stacy, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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