Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 168,497,000, with more 3,499,000 deaths and over 117,900,000 recoveries.
Covid-19 cases are still rising worldwide, but the rise is uneven as the daily new cases are declining in North America and Western Europe but increasing in Latin America and the Middle East.
Most of the countries in Latin America are reporting a high number of daily new cases. In the Middle East, Bahrain is reporting a high number of daily new cases.
However, daily new cases are now in decline in India.
The recent rise in daily new cases in the UK is causing concern to the countries in Western Europe.
The increase is attributed to variant B.1.617.2 which originated in India.
Germany has designated the UK as a virus variant region of concern and has restricted travel from the UK to Germany.
France has also imposed a strict quarantine on UK travellers.
Bishal Bhandari, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData