GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid-19 cases pass 20.1 million – new spikes in Spain and Greece

11th August 2020 (Last Updated August 11th, 2020 13:56)

11 August

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 20,113,000, with more than 737,000 deaths and 12,350,000 recoveries.

The top three most affected countries remain the US, Brazil and India.

Globally, cases continue to increase.

Spain is seeing a new rise in cases, moving up ahead of the UK as the 11th most affected country.

It remains unclear if this new increase in cases is a spike possibly due to summer holidays or if it is the begging of a second wave.

As precautionary measure regions such as Catalonia have closed nightclubs and bars for two weeks.

According to infectious disease experts in Greece, the country is experiencing a second wave of coronavirus.

Restaurants and bars in popular tourist destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Corfu will have a night curfew.

On Monday, Greece reported the highest number of new daily cases since the start of the pandemic.

Ana Fernandez Menjivar, MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData