In April, new cases never exceeded 100,000 in one day, but since May 21, there have been only fewer than 100,000 in five days, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The recently reported cases peaked at 130,400 on June 3.
Epidemics of different nations have followed different trajectories. The number of new cases it has slowed in many of the countries hit hard in the pandemic, including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France.
But in many countries, particularly in South America, the Middle East and Africa, the transmission rate still seems to accelerate, according to a CNN analysis Johns Hopkins University data.
In Libya, Iraq, Uganda, Mozambique and Haiti, data show that the number of known cases doubles every week. In Brazil, India, Chile, Colombia and South Africa, cases double every two weeks.
“The Americas continue to account for the majority of cases. For several weeks, the number of cases reported every day in the Americas has been greater than the rest of the world put together,” said director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom. Ghebreyesus su Wednesday.
“We are particularly concerned about Central and South America, where many countries are seeing accelerating epidemics.”
Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO Executive Director of the Health Emergency Program, said he did not think Central and South America had reached their peak in transmission.
The share of global deaths it is still increasing in South America and the Caribbean.
Brazil recorded over 30,000 new cases on Thursday, bringing it to nearly 615,000 in total, along with 1,473 new deaths, bringing its total deaths to over 34,000.
Its number is second only to the United States, where just under 1.9 million cases and 108,211 deaths have been reported. At its peak, the United States has seen an increase of over 30,000 new cases one day; as of Friday, it recorded around 21,000 news cases and 942 daily deaths per day on an average of seven days.
A number of countries that have passed their initial peak – such as South Korea, Germany and China – have seen since then new clusters of infections after movement restrictions have been eased, raising fears of a second wave.
Authorities in 214 countries and territories have reported about 6.6 million Covid-19 cases and 391,000 deaths since China reported its first WHO cases in December.
The true balance of the virus is likely to be worse than the numbers show, as mild or asymptomatic infections are often not diagnosed.
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