By Sam van de Schootbrugge 05-11-2020
In: hive-exclusives | COVID-19

An Update On The Global Pandemic

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Over the last week, global COVID-19 cases rose by 3.5mn (up 10% WoW), increasing the total to 47.5mn (Chart 1). European countries accounted for approximately half of these new infections. France saw 217,000 cases, followed by Italy (195,000) and the UK (156,000). The largest WoW rises (for countries registering 10,000+ cases) were in Sweden (95%), Greece (83%) and Austria (72%). Meanwhile, there were declines in Ireland (-34%), Brazil (-24%) and France (-20%).

This global weekly rise is equivalent to 44 new cases per 100,000 population. Belgium recorded the largest weekly population-adjusted rise (1,025), with Luxembourg (759) and the Czech Republic (737) following closely behind. For context, Belgium is currently the only country to have officially recorded a weekly figure amounting to 1% of their population.

Worldwide deaths now stand at 1.21mn, up by 47,500 over the last seven days (up 12% WoW). In population-adjusted terms, the Czech Republic (13), Belgium (10.5) and Argentina (5) suffered most. The EU4 recorded 5,415 deaths (up 36% WoW) and the UK 1,900 (up 35% WoW).


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