Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 176,000,000, with more than 3,805,000 deaths and over 126,497,000 recoveries reported.
The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.
The gap between the US and India for first and second position is closing, with the US now reporting only 4,000,000 total confirmed cases more than India.
However, of the top three, Brazil has observed the highest case fatality rate of 2.8%, compared to 1.7% and 1.27% for the US and India, respectively.
The number of active cases worldwide continues to decrease, sitting currently at 45,663,000.
As cases continue to fall across Europe, there has been a corresponding drop in hospitalisations and deaths, meaning 36 out of 53 countries in the region have begun to ease lockdown measures.
The WHO has urged Europeans to travel responsibly, amid recent surges in the number of cases of the Delta variant, first identified in India, which has demonstrated increased transmissibility.
With only approximately 30% of people in the region having received the first dose of the vaccine, this would not be sufficient to prevent a further wave of coronavirus infections.
Ellie Sutcliffe, BSc, Senior Analyst and Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData