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The Data Pulse – 8th April 2021

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With The Data Pulse, we’re bringing you the latest worldwide COVID case data every week. We’ll bring you notice of rising and falling trends in each country, as well as announcements as the world plans to reopen international borders for tourists. The figure of cases per 100,000 population was a key statistic in the UK government’s decision making for travel corridors in 2020, and is a simple indication as to how a country is currently handling the pandemic. By keeping on top of the statistics, we will bring you predictions and travel recommendations ahead of the announcements, so that you can stay ahead of the game when planning your holidays.

8th April 2021

  • The UK’s rates continue to fall, with cases this week now in the ‘green zone’ for the first time – below 50 per 100k.
  • The UK government are set to announce more details on their traffic light system later this week.
  • From next week, we will bring you traffic light country predictions based on destination case and vaccination rates.
  • The tides are turning with infection rates in Europe, with all of the following countries reporting a decrease in case numbers over the last 7 days: Italy, Finland, Portugal, Spain, the UK, Norway, Iceland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Switzerland.
  • Many Caribbean destinations now sit within the ‘green’ zone, including Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia and the Bahamas.

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