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May 6, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 155 million – surprising surge in Seychelles

By Paul Dennis

6 May

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 155,314,000, with over 3,244,000 deaths and 104,237,000 recoveries.

Among countries that have had 5,000 or more total confirmed cases, Yemen has the highest case fatality rate at nearly 20%, followed by Mexico (9%) and Syria (7%).

However, Yemen has reported just over 6,400 total confirmed cases, and, even prior to the pandemic, the country’s healthcare system was severely under-resourced.

With limited testing capacity, Covid-19 cases there are likely underreported.

Mexico has administered a total of over 18,471,000 vaccination doses, but, with a fully vaccinated population rate of 6.2%, the country is far from reaching the threshold required for herd immunity.

In response to a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Seychelles is closing schools and implementing other measures to curb infections for the next two weeks.

The country recorded 500 new confirmed cases on Tuesday, the most it has seen over the entire course of the pandemic.

However, daily confirmed deaths remain quite low, and Seychelles is one of the most fully vaccinated countries.

Shaina Stacy, PhD, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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