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February 15, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 108.8 million – new cases still trending upwards in Brazil and India

By Paul Dennis

15 February

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 108,877,000 with more than 2,401,000 deaths and 72,678,000 recoveries.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the three countries with the highest total confirmed cases worldwide.

The UK maintains its position as the fourth worst affected country, with only 23,000 cases between its total and the fifth worst affected country, Russia.

Of these countries, the seven-day moving averages of new cases in both Brazil and India are trending upward, with Brazil reporting over four times the number of active cases as India (830,000 vs. 137,000).

An investigator within the independent commission sent by the WHO to explore the origins of Covid-19 in China has claimed raw patient data from early cases of the disease have been withheld from the team, and that only a summary was received.

Raw data of the first 174 cases is a crucial part of the investigation as only half of these cases had exposure to the wet-market where the virus was initially detected.

Beijing has insisted that it has been transparent with the team of investigators.

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

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