GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 58.7 million – concerns over post Thanksgiving spike in US

23rd November 2020 (Last Updated November 23rd, 2020 13:42)

23 November

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 58,766,000 with over 1,389,000 deaths and 37,559,000 recoveries.

Total Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the world, with the US, India and Brazil ranking as the top three most heavily affected countries.

In the US, total confirmed cases have now surpassed 12 million, and with Thanksgiving being celebrated this week, national officials have urged people not to travel to prevent the situation worsening.

Across Europe, overall new cases are starting to decrease following the introduction of national lockdowns in many countries.

The national lockdown in the UK is set to end on 2 December and the country will re-enter a tiered system.

Although, the UK reports the largest number of deaths in Europe, the country is beginning to see a decrease in new daily deaths.

India has seen a decline in daily cases since September, however, the capital, New Delhi, is experiencing a surge in new cases which is likely to overwhelm the healthcare system there.

Katie Wrenn, MPH, Epidemiologist at GlobalData