GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 69 million – Japan hit by third wave

10 December 2020 (Last Updated December 10th, 2020 13:34)

10 December

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 69,027,000, with more than 1,572,000 deaths and 44,518,000 recoveries.

Worldwide, daily confirmed cases continue to increase.

The US continues to rank highest in the world with over 15.3 million total confirmed cases, followed by India with over 9.7 million total confirmed cases, and Brazil with over 6.7 million total confirmed cases.

Additionally, the US continues to report a high death toll, contributing approximately 20% to global deaths; this is about the same percentage of deaths that India and Brazil combined contribute to the global death toll.

In Japan, a record number of over 2,800 new coronavirus cases were reported. This marks an all-time high since the start of the pandemic.

Record daily confirmed cases were also reported in six of Japan’s 47 prefectures.

Natasha Karim, MPH, Managing Epidemiologist at GlobalData