Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 174,870,000, with more than 3,770,000 deaths and 125,000,000 recoveries reported.
China and US continue to lead the world in the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered.
The US’ daily confirmed cases continue to trend downwards in recent weeks.
India is also among the top countries for total vaccine doses administered; however, the country is still reporting high daily confirmed cases and deaths.
Despite this, over 27 million individuals recovered from Covid-19 in India.
Chile’s government has announced an immediate lockdown in the capital of Santiago amid the upwards trend of Covid-19 cases.
On Thursday, Chile reported 7,716 new daily cases and has a seven-day average of over 4,700 new daily confirmed cases over the past week.
Criticism of the government focused on the triumphalism over the vaccine rollout and loosening of COVID-19 restrictions too fast.
Kamal Duran, MPH, Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.