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Epidemiologist update: South America is the new epicenter of Covid-19

An update from GlobalData Epidemiologist Nanthida Nanthavong:

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 5,716,000 with over 356,000 deaths and 2,367,000 recoveries.

South America has emerged as the new epicenter of the pandemic, currently representing 30% of the global daily incidence. Brazil, Peru, and Chile continue to show concerning incidence trends. Mexico has also reported its highest daily total to date as the epidemic accelerates in the country.

South Africa has reported its lowest daily incidence since May 12th. However, the country still has the highest number of cumulative cases and the second highest daily incidence in Africa.

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