GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid deaths approach 3.5 million
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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid deaths approach 3.5 million

24 May 2021 (Last Updated May 24th, 2021 13:18)

24 May

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 167,229,000, with more than 3,464,000 deaths and over 116,135,000 recoveries.

India is still reporting a high number of daily new cases, but the new cases have declined in recent days.

India has now reported over 300,000 total deaths which are the third highest after the US and Brazil.

South America remains the most heavily affected continent in the world.

Uruguay and Argentina in South America are reporting over 1,000 daily new cases per million population.

Daily new cases have started to rise slightly in the UK and B.1.617.2 variant (originated in India) is suspected to be behind this surge.

The UK has vaccinated a third of its population with two doses and 55% of the population with a single dose.

According to the recently published report by Public Health England, two doses of vaccine provided good protection against the B.1.617.2 variant.

The UK is hoping that a high rate of vaccination will have a positive effect very soon.

 

Bishal Bhandari, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist, at GlobalData