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April 1, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 129 million – attributed US deaths make grim reading

By Paul Dennis

1 April

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 129,006,000, with more than 2,817,000 deaths and 85,678,000 recoveries.

The US leads the world in confirmed Covid-19 cases with over 30,460,000 confirmed cases and is immediately followed by Brazil and India with 12,748,000 and 12,221,000 cases, respectively.

Rounding out the top ten are France, Russia, the UK, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and Germany.

Brazil currently has the highest rolling 7-day average in new cases and is followed by the US, India, and Russia.

Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer last year, according to a report released by the CDC on Wednesday.

Further, the report indicated that Covid-19 was responsible for roughly 375,000 deaths in 2020, which accounted for 91.5 deaths per 100,000 Americans.

At the end of March, the US death toll stood at over 551,000 underscoring the severity of the Covid-19 epidemic in the US during the first few months of 2021, as roughly 31.4% of total deaths since the onset of the pandemic came between January and March.

Meanwhile, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will remain under alert throughout the Easter holiday to prevent another outbreak.

The news comes as South African cases have remained relatively stable with notable declines in hospitalization and mortality.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.

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