11 March

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 118,134,000, with more than 2,622,000 deaths and over 76,967,000 recoveries.

The US, India, and Brazil lead the world for total confirmed Covid-19 cases, with India maintaining its lead ahead of Brazil by less than 90,000 cases.

The US has more than 29 million cases; however, daily numbers of new cases continue to trend down across the majority of states, with the exception of Columbia, Michigan, Vermont and Minnesota which have all reported increasing seven day moving averages of new cases.

Following criticism of the communication and outreach strategy of New Zealand’s government following a number of recent coronavirus outbreaks within the country, an advisory group has been launched to review the handling of the ongoing pandemic, aiming to improve future response.

The city of Auckland went into lockdown twice in February due to confirmed cases reportedly denying stay-at-home orders.

New Zealand has been relatively successful in containing the virus with a total of only 2,400 confirmed cases overall.

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