DAILY MARKET REPORT - Friday, July 16, 2021



Worldwide, more than 188.3 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 4.06 million have died. The United States has confirmed over 33.9 million cases and has had more than 608,000 deaths from COVID-19, the highest totals in the world.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned "Unfortunately...we are now in the early stages of a third wave”. Coronavirus cases increased by 10% last week to nearly 3 million, with the highest numbers recorded in Brazil, India, Indonesia, and Britain, WHO said.

"The Delta variant is present in more than 111 countries, and if it isn't already, we expect it to become the main COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide soon," – WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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