13 August

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached  20,651,113 with 750,030 deaths and 12,856,698 recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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

Globally, cases continue to increase. India has more active cases of Covid-19 than Brazil, but is second to the US.

Cases in Argentina are increasing despite the country being on lockdown.

In the two weeks leading up to 13 August, Argentina has reported more than 6,000 new daily cases, on average.

New Zealand has reported new cases of Covid-19 after a long run with nearly no new daily cases reported.

As a measure to limit viral transmission in New Zealand, Auckland is closing restaurants, bars and other non-essential business.

Ana Fernandez Menjivar, MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData