GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases continue to rise driven by South America
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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases continue to rise driven by South America

26 May 2021 (Last Updated May 26th, 2021 12:41)

26 May

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 167,878,000, with more than 3,487,000 deaths and over 117,357,000 recoveries.

Covid-19 cases are still rising worldwide but not as sharply as in April.

The cases in North America and Western Europe are in decline whereas countries in South America are still reporting a high number of daily new cases.

Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil remain heavily affected and are reporting a high number of daily new cases and death.

Daily new cases are in decline in India although the daily death count is still very high.

The outbreak has shifted to a neighbouring country such as Nepal where 50% of Covid-19 tests are confirmed positive.

Japan will face the logistical challenge of organizing the international Olympics safely in July this year.

Approximately 80,000 people are expected to visit Japan for the Olympics.

Japan is also reporting a high number of daily new cases and the hospitals are stretched with Covid-19 admissions.

 

Bishal Bhandari, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData