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Epidemiologist update: One-third of confirmed cases have recovered

An update from GlobalData Epidemiologist Bahram Hassanpourfard:

T​he total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 passed 3,529,408 globally, and daily confirmed recoveries reached a new peak of 65,151 on 1 May. The global mortality rate of Covid-19 is now over 7%, with the total death count at 248,025. Since the outbreak, over a third of confirmed Covid-19 cases have recovered.

Spain, Italy, France and Germany, along with many other European countries, eased up restrictions further. However, the UK experienced an increase in daily confirmed cases on 30 April and 1 May, which might be a sign that the country is not ready to reduce the restrictions.

The US appears to have passed the transmission peak, though more time is needed to monitor the situation, especially with parts of the country reopening. For Russia, the daily confirmed cases has been increasing sharply over the past week. Iran’s confirmed cases show a slight increase, which might be as a result of the government’s decision to open up public places in certain regions of the country.


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