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May 13, 2021

GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid infections pass 160.5 million – rises reported across Asia

By Paul Dennis

13 May

Globally, the reported total confirmed cases of Covid-19 has reached over 160,540,000 with more than 3,333,000 reported deaths and 108,942,000 estimated recoveries.

New Covid-19 cases are reported to be rising in many countries across Asia, with India, Nepal, and Japan thought to be seeing the biggest increases.

India is the main driver of cases in this region, now estimated to account for 50% of global cases and 30% of global deaths – although this is thought to be an underestimate due to limitations with testing and unregistered deaths.

Gibraltar (a British territory) reports to fully vaccinating the largest proportion of its population, followed by the Seychelles and Israel; however, the Seychelles is currently the most vaccinated country worldwide.

The Seychelles carried out a successful vaccination programme, though a rise in Covid-19 cases in this region have called for a review of this data by the WHO.

Factors such as the early easing of lockdown restrictions, vaccine effectiveness, severity and case timing will all be considered.

Katie Wrenn, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData

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