Sharp case rise in Russia as global Covid infections pass 176 million

15 June

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 176,273,000, with more than 3,812,000 deaths and over 126,845,000 recoveries reported.

The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively for total confirmed Covid-19 cases.

On Tuesday, India reported over 60,000 new cases, the lowest daily increase seen in 75 days.

Estimated daily recoveries continue to outweigh reported new cases for 33 consecutive days.

The daily positivity rate has also declined to 3.45%, remaining below 5% for the eighth consecutive day.

Numbers of daily new cases of Covid-19 have risen by 47% in a week in Russia (9,100 to 13,500 daily reported new cases), more than doubling in Moscow.

Increases are being observed in the rates of hospitalizations of young people, with approximately 78% of the hospital beds designated for coronavirus patients in Moscow already being occupied.

Enforcement of masks and glove wearing on public transport will be bolstered in response.

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