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June 18, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid infections exceed 177.5 million

By Paul Dennis

18 June

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 177,500,000, with more than 3,843,000 deaths and over 128,031,000 recoveries reported.

The US, India and Brazil occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Of the leading three countries, Brazil has the highest number of deaths per 1 million population at 2,370, while the US and India follow with 1,830 and 280 reported deaths per million population, respectively.

Italy, the UK, Spain and France remain badly affected, all reporting numbers of deaths over 1,500 per million population.

From Sunday, social restrictions in Japan will begin to be eased ahead of the Olympic Games, which are due to take place next month.

Measures were taken in May to curb the spread of Japan’s fourth wave of cases, with new daily cases reaching over 7,000.

Numbers of new daily confirmed cases have since decreased, leading to the relaxation of rules, with restrictions remaining on the opening times of bars and restaurants.

Olympic Games spectators will be capped at 10,000 or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is smaller.

Ellie Sutcliffe, BSc, Senior Analyst and Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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