13 January

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 91,717,000 with over 1,965,000 deaths and 50,751,000 recoveries.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the top three most affected countries, with Brazil reporting the highest overall case fatality rate of the three at 2.5%.

The US and India are experiencing case fatality rates of 1.67% and 1.44%, respectively.

Japan’s Health Ministry has reported another new Covid-19 variant, with similarities to that of the variants detected in South Africa and the UK, in four people travelling from Brazil to Japan.

It is unclear whether the variant is more contagious, however, analysis is ongoing in light of the increased transmission observed with new variants sharing similar characteristics.

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