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May 13, 2020

Global deaths continue to fall

By Michael Goodier

Daily new deaths from Covid-19 continue to fall in most countries with the largest outbreaks. 

Worldwide, the US is continuing to see the highest number of new deaths from Covid-19, followed by the UK – however in both countries the figure is falling.

Brazil is currently seeing the most rapid spread of the disease, with 808 new deaths yesterday, up from 571 the week before.

Although the raw number of deaths in many countries rose yesterday compared to Monday, that is likely to do with the “weekend effect” – a lag in data collection over the weekend. At least 291,942 people have now died from the disease worldwide.

Covid-19 daily report


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