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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 147.8 million – Indian variant reaches Fiji

27 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 27th, 2021 14:07)

27 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 147,890,000 with more than 3,120,000 deaths and over 98,000,000 recoveries.

Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Cyprus are the countries with the highest rate of daily new confirmed cases with 828, 620, and 611 cases per million population, respectively.

Rates of new confirmed cases remain high in parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Fiji fears a “Covid Tsunami” after an outbreak suspected to be caused by the Indian variant.

The pacific country had for the most part dodged community transmission before a cluster emerged this month in Nadi.

As a result, Fiji’s capital was forced into lockdown after confirmation of the Indian variant on Tuesday.

Fiji has largely contained the virus through border controls and strict isolation measures.

The secretary for health and medical services said the variant should not be underestimated, and the country braces itself for an increase in cases.

Kamal Duran, MPH, Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData