GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Germany considers extending lockdown – global infections pass 115 million

4 March 2021 (Last Updated March 4th, 2021 13:44)

4 March

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 115,297,000, with more than 2,561,000 deaths and 75,907,000 recoveries.

After trending downwards in mid-February, the daily confirmed cases and deaths in Brazil both continue to climb.

Brazil is surpassed by the US and India for total confirmed Covid-19 cases and followed by Russia, the UK, France, and Spain.

Italy, which is eighth in total cases, has seen an uptick in daily confirmed cases in the past week, although daily deaths have remained fairly steady.

The US and Brazil continue to lead the world in total deaths.

Germany will consider extending its 11-week lockdown, set to expire next week, if weekly infection rates continue to surpass 100 per 100,000 people.

Meanwhile, in the US, several states are beginning to ease restrictions.

Texas and Mississippi are fully lifting business capacity limits and statewide mask mandates later this month.

Shaina Stacy, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData