Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 124,924,000, with more than 2,746,000 deaths and 83,362,000 recoveries.
Brazil, surpassed in total confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths only by the US, has now exceeded the grim figure of 300,000 total confirmed deaths.
India, ranked third for total cases, continues to see increases in daily confirmed cases.
However, in the UK, daily confirmed cases and deaths remain relatively low, generally under 10,000 and 200, respectively.
In Papua New Guinea, a dramatic surge in Covid-19 daily confirmed cases was observed in recent weeks.
The country, which saw daily confirmed cases mostly stay below 100 since the start of the pandemic through February, has now reached an all-time high of nearly 800 daily confirmed cases.
The reasons for such a recent, severe outbreak are unclear, but may be the result of the virus circulating more widely in the country than realized, particularly among asymptomatic cases, and growing complacency in public health measures to curb the spread.
Shaina Stacy, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData