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May 8, 2020

Epidemiologist update: UK reports notably low recovery rate

By City Monitor Staff

An update from GlobalData Epidemiologist Bahram Hassanpourfard:

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 3,834,000, with over 269,000 deaths and 1,278,000 recoveries.

While the daily confirmed cases and deaths are decreasing in most European countries, the UK experienced a noticible increase in daily new cases on 6 May. While the number of daily confirmed death is still decreasing in the UK, the total recovered cases in the UK is very low at about 960 cases. Compared to the global recovery rate of 32%, UK’s rate of 0.46% is concerning and shows that UK still has far to go until full recovery. Germany, a country frequently used as a model for Covid-19 response in Europe, also reported spikes in new cases of more than 1,000 on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Other countries including Russia, Brazil, India, Egypt and Mexico are still experiencing a rise in confirmed cases. There are indications of a slow shift of the pandemic toward African countries. Although compared with the US and Europe, the confirmed case numbers are not significantly high.

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