12 January

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have passed 91 million at 91,022,306 with over 1,948,000 deaths and 50,405,000 recoveries.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the top three most affected countries with daily increases in the number of new confirmed cases observed across all.

California remains the most heavily affected US state with over 2.75 million confirmed cases. However, the mortality rate remains relatively low at 1.1%.

The US state with the highest mortality rate is New York at 3.46%, with over 1,149,000 total cases.

The EU has initiated its program of mass vaccination amidst growing concern over the surge in Covid-19 cases across Europe.

Countries within the EU are using different methods of vaccination distribution, with France prioritizing the elderly and Italy prioritizing health care workers.

Ellie Sutcliffe, BSc, Senior Analyst and Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData