21 September

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 31,092,000 with over 961,000 deaths and 21,274,000 recoveries.

The US, India and Brazil remain top three worst-hit countries.

India now reports over 5 million total confirmed cases of Covid-19.

On 17 September India reported its highest number of new daily cases since the pandemic started with over 97,894 new cases.

The top affected regions in India are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Brazil continues to see a decline in new daily cases.

In Latin America, the three worst-hit countries are Peru, Colombia, and Mexico with more than 750,000 cases, 743,000 cases and 684,000 total confirmed cases, respectively.

Spain, France, and the UK are each experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 as new daily cases continue to increase.

Italy is also reporting increasing new daily cases, though far fewer than what was reported in March and April.

Several countries are expected to see a second wave as the weather gets colder and regular ‘flu season begins.

Ana Fernandez, MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData