GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid-19 cases near 8.2 million – Latin America the new epicentre – fears of second wave in Europe as lockdowns ease

17th June 2020 (Last Updated June 17th, 2020 15:16)

17 June

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 8,190,000, with over 444,000 deaths and 3,970,000 recoveries.

Latin America is now described as the epicentre of Covid-19 with confirmed cases and deaths in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile rising rapidly.

Brazil remains the most heavily affect country following the US.

In Europe, majority of countries have past the first peak of transmission, though as lock-down measures relax there are fears of a second wave of cases.

Countries in South Asia, such as India and Pakistan continue to battle with the virus. India ranking 4th in the list of most heavily affected countries worldwide.

Katie Wrenn, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData