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May 21, 2020

Case numbers in decline in Europe and North America

By Bishal Bhandari

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 5,000,000, with over 328,000 deaths and 1,900,000 recoveries.

In Europe and North America, the daily confirmed cases continue to decrease in majority of the countries. In Latin America, Peru, Mexico, and Chile each continues to experience a record number of daily cases or death. Peru has second most number of cases after Brazil in Latin America. Cases in India are increasing at the fastest pace in Asia with a 30% increase in cases since last week.

After facing the brunt of COVID-19 in the UK, London has reported steep decline in daily new cases, with no new cases reported in the last 24 hours. This is a positive development, but it remains to be seen if this decline in new cases will continue in the near future.

Bishal Bhandari, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist, GlobalData.

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