With some time passing since my last update, and the rates of vaccinations ramping up globally, it is easy to forget the simple, but devastating fact: we are still in a global pandemic. Here are the latest weekly totals for new cases and new deaths, worldwide:
- New cases have fallen significantly from the pandemic peak (Wave 4), but remain above the prior trough between Waves 3 and 4.
- New deaths recorded are still at extremely high levels, and showing an uptick week-on-week in the latest data.
So much for the 'reopening' future...