Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 69,704,000, with over 1,584,000 deaths and 44,986,000 recoveries.
In the majority of countries in the European, African, Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asian, and Western Pacific regions, daily confirmed cases continue to decrease, while the Americas continue to see a rise in daily cases.
The US and Brazil primarily drive these daily increases, contributing approximately 40% of new cases to the global daily confirmed total.
In Germany, cases continue to surge with over 23,600 new coronavirus cases reported, and a record number of nearly 600 daily deaths reported earlier this week.
According to German officials, a full lockdown may be implemented for several days, possibly extending to weeks, following the Christmas holiday.
Natasha Karim, MPH, Managing Epidemiologist at GlobalData