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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: France enters third lockdown as Covid cases surge

By Paul Dennis

7 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 132,447,462, with more than 2,873,000 deaths and over 87,708,000 recoveries.

The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases, with Brazil maintaining its lead of more than 300,000 cases over India.

Of the three leading countries, Brazil has the highest 7-day average of daily new confirmed cases at approximately 295, although this is trending downwards.

The US and India have rates of 195 and 55 per day, respectively.

Within the major markets in Europe, France has the highest daily new cases, over 584 per day, and has entered its third national lockdown amidst a recent surge in the virus.

Following a nationwide review of “excess deaths” and death certificates, Mexico has revised its figures previously published detailing the death toll of Covid-19 which are now over 60% higher than before.

It is now reported that there have been over 321,000 deaths due to Covid-19 in the country, placing it below only the US as the second highest death toll worldwide.

Ellie Sutcliffe, BSc, Senior Analyst and Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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