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May 11, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 159 million – lockdowns ease across Europe

By Paul Dennis

11 May Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 159,027,000 with more than 3,305,000 deaths and 107,608,000 recoveries.

China has administered the largest number of vaccine doses worldwide, followed by the US and India.

Israel is now thought to have fully vaccinated 58.7% of its population and real-world data suggests the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is effective in helping control the pandemic.

Across Europe, countries begin to ease lockdown restrictions, with vaccination programs underway and infection rates remaining low.

Spain has finally lifted its state of emergency, allowing residents to travel across the country for the first time since October.

China plans to set up a “line of separation” on side of Mount Everest’s peak in attempt to prevent Nepal’s recent Covid-19 outbreak from crossing the border.

Katie Wrenn, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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