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June 2, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 171 million

By Paul Dennis

2 June

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 171,244,000, with over 3,566,000 deaths and 121,312,000 recoveries.

India leads all countries in new confirmed Covid-19 cases with a seven-day average of over 175,00 incident cases per day.

Outside of India, South America is heavily impacted by Covid-19 transmission.

Brazil and Colombia round out the top three countries with the most daily infections over the past week, with an average of over 61,000 and 23,000 new daily cases, respectively.

Following these countries are the US and Argentina.

Peru recently revised its official death toll, bringing the number of deaths from 69,000 to over 180,000, resulting in the highest mortality rate in the world, with over 500 deaths per 100,000 people.

This change is the result of a revised methodology which now includes people who hadn’t tested positive but were linked to a confirmed Covid-19 case and presented clinical features consistent with Covid-19.

The news follows similar revisions to official death tolls by Russia and Mexico earlier this year.

While South America struggles to contain the epidemic, the UK reported no new Covid-19 deaths for the first time since March 2020.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.

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