GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid-19 cases approach 8.4 million – WHO fears devastation for Yemen

18 June 2020 (Last Updated June 18th, 2020 13:42)

18 June

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 8,350,000, with over 449,000 deaths and 4,087,000 recoveries.

Latin America is now considered the epicentre of Covid-19.

Brazil reports the largest number of cases and deaths after the US.

Peru, Chile and Mexico are also experiencing a steep rise in cases and deaths.

Despite this increase, Mexico has started to ease lock-down measures, with critics fearing this is too soon.

Across Europe where cases are plateauing, restrictions are being lifted and borders re-opening.

Countries in South Asia, such as India and Pakistan continue to battle with the virus. India ranking fourth on the list of most heavily affected countries globally.

With cases increasing in Yemen, the WHO estimates that at least half of the population will become affected by Covid-19.

This could have devastating implications due to the country’s fragile healthcare system.

Katie Wrenn, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData