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July 8, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases still rising as Africa faces third wave

By Paul Dennis

8 July

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 185,088,000, with more than 4,001,000 deaths and over 134,333,000 recoveries reported.

Covid-19 cases are still rising worldwide.

India is a close second to the US in the number of total confirmed cases, but the number of new cases in India is declining.

Brazil continues to report the highest number of new deaths per day, accounting for 1 in every 5 deaths worldwide.

In Africa, over the last week, Malawi, South Africa, Rwanda, and Tunisia have all seen an increase in cases with growing concerns of a third-wave.

In Europe, the number of new daily cases has started rising again, including in Finland where it has risen by more than 110 over the last 3 weeks. 

Greece saw a jump in daily Covid-19 cases over the last few days after weeks of declining numbers.

Despite over 38% of the eligible population being fully vaccinated, the rise has prompted suggestions of increased restrictions on entertainment venues and travel. 

Marie-Jo Beaubrun, Intern in Epidemiology at GlobalData

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