Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 100,986,000, with over 2,177,000 deaths and 65,959,000 recoveries.
The US, India, and Brazil continue to lead the world in total confirmed cases and deaths, with Brazil having fewer cases but more deaths than India.
Currently, Europe remains one of the hardest-hit regions by the pandemic as the UK, followed by France, Spain, and the Netherlands trails only the US for the most active cases worldwide.
Mexico continues to gain traction on India in total deaths, for the third leading spot in the world in this unwanted statistic.
In France, rising hospitalization and ICU admission levels over the last few days are leading to calls for a third lockdown by top government officials.
The current 6 pm-6 am curfews are not doing enough to slow down transmission.
Moreover, in response to the rise in vaccinations among wealthier nations, the chair of South Africa’s coronavirus advisory panel warns that no one is safe until everyone is safe.
He urges other countries not to hoard limited supplies, as he warns of a potential cat and mouse game due to the increased risk of mutations as the virus spreads to more people.
This call comes as a response to the new variant originating in South Africa, which can spread more quickly and may elude current treatments.
Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.