27 January

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 100,300,000 with over 2,160,000 deaths and 65,419,000 recoveries.

As the global total confirmed case count numbers over 100 million, the US, India, and Brazil continue to lead the world in Covid-19 cases.

They are followed by Russia, the UK, France, and Spain, respectively.

The UK has reached a grim milestone after topping 100,000 deaths while it currently trails only the US in active Covid cases.

Mexico has also reached a grim milestone after surpassing 150,000 deaths and is closing in on India’s 153,000 deaths for the third most deaths in the world.

In Japan, the continuing high number of cases is driving concerns over strains on the healthcare system as the country is increasingly likely to extend its state of emergency.

However, Prime Minister Suga remains determined to continue preparations for a safe and secure Olympic Games.

In response to the recent rise in more virulent Covid-19 strains, there is increasing conversation among experts about wearing additional masks or masks with additional layers.

This is because the new variants may lead to higher viral loads in the nose and mouth, which can put more viral particles in the environment.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.