14 August

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached 21,173,009, with over 764,000 deaths and 13,287,261 recoveries.

The top three most affected countries remain the US, Brazil and India, the latter now registering more than 2.5 million cases.

In the US, California has become the first State to report more than 600,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Florida and Texas are the second and third most affected States with more than 500,000 confirmed cases, each.

Japan is experiencing a second wave of infections that is more severe than the first.

Since July 29, Japan has reported more than 1,000 new daily cases.

In Latin America, Peru and Mexico report more than 500,000 total confirmed cases, each.

In Africa, South Africa, Egypt, and Nigeria are the top three most affected countries.

Ana Fernandez Menjivar, MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData