GlobalData Epidemiologist Report: Global Covid cases pass 56.3 million – Brazil nears 6 million infections

19 November 2020 (Last Updated November 19th, 2020 13:24)

19 November

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 56,394,000 with over 1,352,000 deaths and 36,277,000 recoveries.

The US remain the worst hit country with over 11.5 million total confirmed cases and more than a quarter of a million fatalities.

India has the second highest number of cases, and is expected to reach 9 million total confirmed cases this week.

Brazil remains the third worst-hit country and is approaching 6 million total confirmed cases.

Russia is approaching the 2 million cases mark. Cases in Russia have been increasing since the end of September, and on 16 November Russia reported the highest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic with 22,562 cases.

In the last week, average new daily cases have been more than 21,800. As of  16 November Russia reports a positive test rate of 2.8% and is conducting approximately 479.7 tests per thousand people.

In Latin America, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico remain the only nations to have reported more than 1 million total confirmed cases.

Mexico reports far more fatalities due to Covid-19 than Argentina and Colombia, with more than 99,500 deaths compared to 36,347 deaths and 34,563 deaths, respectively.

Ana Fernandez Menjivar MSc DLSHTM, Senior Epidemiologist at GlobalData