30 March

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 127,794,000, with over 2,790,000 deaths and 84,990,000 recoveries.

The US, Brazil, and India lead all countries in confirmed cases and are followed by France, Russia, the UK, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Germany, as Europe remains heavily impacted.

Turning to vaccine distribution, the US also leads all countries in terms of doses administered.

Behind the US is China, which is followed by India, the UK, Brazil, Turkey, and Germany.

France is notably behind in the tenth spot after Indonesia despite having the fourth most cases worldwide.

Data compiled by Bloomberg over the past week indicates that Eastern Europe is now facing the brunt of the Covid-19 epidemic, despite having fewer cases than its western counterpart.

Currently, the region is home to nine countries in the top ten list of deaths per capita.

Moreover, Hungary, which has had a particularly rapid vaccine rollout, is becoming a global hotspot.

The news comes as the government of Hungary continues talks about reopening the country.

Walter Gabriel, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData Plc.