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August 3, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases approach 200 million

By Paul Dennis

3 August

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 199,040,000 with over 4,239,000 deaths and over 142,848,000 recoveries reported.

The US has reported the highest number of new daily confirmed cases globally (75,800), as infections continue to soar across the country, especially in the states of Florida and Texas.

After ramping up the national vaccination rate to its highest level since Independence Day, Joe Biden’s administration have finally achieved their goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

This milestone came almost a month after the target of 4 July.

Failure to reach the original 4 July target can be attributed to hesitancy amongst key demographics wary of getting the vaccine because of misinformation over vaccine safety.

The highest number of daily deaths globally were reported in Indonesia (1,500), which is the largest death toll from Covid-19 in the country since the pandemic began.

The government has extended the current restrictions until August 9th in response to a sustained peak in Covid-19 cases since the beginning of June, which can be attributed to Indonesia’s low vaccination rate.

Iran reported its highest ever number of new daily confirmed cases (37,000), as Covid-19 continues to surge across the Middle East.

The country has been slow to vaccinate its population, with less than 4% of the population having received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination.

Authorities are considering imposing a nationwide lockdown enforced by the military to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Spain reported the highest number of new daily confirmed cases in Europe (56,000), despite a recent fall in the rolling seven-day average of Covid-19 cases.

The UK government has added Spain to the ‘amber’ list, which could cause havoc for UK holiday makers currently in Spain.

Ollie Whittingham, Intern at GlobalData Plc .

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