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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases near 132 million while deaths approach 3 million

By Paul Dennis

6 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 131,906,000, with more than 2,862,000 deaths and over 87,337,000 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 case fatality rate at 2.5%, with lower rates of 1.8% and 1.3% reported in the US and India, respectively.

All residents in England will be offered free, twice-weekly Covid-19 testing as the country continues to ease nationwide lockdown restrictions, starting with the re-opening of non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants in mid-April.

Rapid-acting lateral flow tests will be available for individuals who are both symptomatic and asymptomatic, with test results delivered in under 30 minutes.

The tests are being rolled out in the hope of stopping new outbreaks and control new variants of the disease before they take wider hold within the population.

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

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