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GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid infections pass 134 million as deaths approach 3 million

09 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 9th, 2021 13:02)

9 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 134,038,180 with more than 2,904,000 deaths and over 88,636,000 recoveries.

The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.

The gap between Brazil and India for second and third position is closing, with Brazil now reporting only 200,000 total confirmed cases more than India.

This will likely continue to close considering the upward trend of new daily confirmed cases within India, which has been steadily increasing since the beginning of March, and the decrease in new daily confirmed cases observed recently within Brazil.

The ten countries with the highest death rate per capita worldwide are located within Eastern Europe.

Czechia has the highest number of deaths per million population at over 2,700, followed by Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Latvia, which rounds out the top ten with a death rate of 1,900 per million population.

This is in contrast to the early days of the pandemic in 2020, where most regions in Eastern Europe reported decreased fatalities compared to other European countries such as Italy or the UK.

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