The next epidemics will most likely come from the global south, where contact between humans and wild animals is most prevalent.
Factors responsible for viral emergence
History of disease emergence
The urgent need is to provide richer COVID data for each locality. But it goes beyond COVID. According to the WHO, rabies kills 59,000 people/yr. In this map of viruses carried by mosquitos (eg, Dengue, Zika), we see that the worst hit is the developing world.
Human and wildlife interaction
Hassell et al, 2017 Urbanization and Disease Emergence: Dynamics at the Wildlife–Livestock–Human Interface,