Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 180,037,000, with more than 3,901,000 deaths and over 130,320,000 recoveries reported.
The US, India, and Brazil occupy the first, second, and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.
Of these three leading countries, Brazil has reported the highest seven-day average deaths at over 1,800, followed by India with over 1,500 deaths and the USA with just over 300 deaths.
Cases in Brazil continue to climb, increasing 10% since last week and yesterday the country reported 115,228 new cases, its highest ever reported since the start of the pandemic.
This is equivalent to 31% of this week’s global seven-day average cases reported.
In Brazil, the reported number of vaccine doses administered stands at 437.3 doses per 1,000 people.
Both Russia and Indonesia have seen significant increases in deaths since last week.
Russia’s reported deaths have increased by 30% since last week, with the seven-day average reported as 496, and Indonesia’s deaths have increased by 59% compared to last week, with the seven-day average reported as 314.
Yesterday, Russia’s reported deaths were 559, which is the highest since the start of 2021.
In Australia, 30 new Covid cases were reported yesterday.
More than 1 million people will be locked down in Sydney and the surrounding areas to contain an outbreak of the Delta variant.
This is Australia’s first lockdown since December.
Zoë Nicolaou, Intern in Epidemiology at GlobalData