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In the new infection epidemic, the global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 3 million



(Reuters)-According to Reuters statistics, the global coronavirus-related death toll exceeded 3 million on Tuesday, as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infection is challenging global vaccination efforts.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 worldwide has risen again, especially in Brazil and India. Health officials blame the more infectious variants first discovered in the UK and South Africa, as well as public fatigue caused by lockdowns and other restrictions.

(Open tmsnrt.rs/34pvUyi in an external browser to get the global COVID graphic)

According to Reuters statistics, it took more than a year for the global death toll from the coronavirus to reach 2 million. The next 1

million deaths increased in about three months.

An analysis by Reuters shows that the average number of new deaths reported daily in Brazil ranks first in the world, accounting for a quarter of the world’s daily deaths.

The World Health Organization admits that the country is in a terrible situation due to the coronavirus, saying that the country is in a very critical situation and the medical system is overwhelmed.

WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said in a briefing last Thursday: “In fact, Brazil is currently experiencing a very serious situation, and many of our states are in a critical state.” of.

India reported a record increase in the COVID-19 infection rate on Monday, becoming the second country after the United States, posting more than 100,000 new cases every day.

India’s worst-hit state, Maharashtra, began closing shopping malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants and places of worship on Monday because the hospitals were already crowded with patients.

The European region, including 51 countries, has the highest total number of deaths, close to 1.1 million people.

Five European countries including the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Italy and Germany account for approximately 60% of the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Europe.

The United States is the country with the largest number of deaths in the world, at 555,000, accounting for approximately 19% of the world’s deaths due to COVID-19. In the past three weeks, the number of cases has risen, but health officials believe that the rapid vaccination campaign in the United States may prevent the death toll from rising. One-third of the population has received at least one dose of vaccine.

According to the latest data from the research and data provider company Our World in Data, by Sunday, at least 370.3 million people, or nearly 4.75% of the global population, had received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, the World Health Organization urges countries to donate more doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccine to help achieve vaccination goals for the most vulnerable in poorer countries.

(Open tmsnrt.rs/3tUM8ta in the external browser to get the global COVID vaccination map)

Reporting by Anurag Maan and Roshan Abraham in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Andrew Heavens


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