Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 90,367,000 with over 1,936,000 deaths and 50,011,000 recoveries.
The US, India, and Brazil remain the top three most affected countries in the new year with daily increases in the number of new confirmed cases observed across all.
The UK continues to see surges in daily confirmed new cases with a seven day moving average of over 60,900, comparable to the 66,400 daily new cases observed in Brazil.
China has reversed a decision to block entry into the country to an independent team commissioned by the WHO to investigate the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning the team will arrive in China later this week.
New confirmed cases in China have surpassed 100 for the first time since July, 2020 during a recent outbreak in the Hubei province.
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Ellie Sutcliffe, BSc, Senior Analyst and Associate Epidemiologist at GlobalData