COVID-19-related deaths have surpassed five million worldwide

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In the 19 months since the pandemic began, more than five million individuals have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Vaccines have helped to reduce the number of deaths, but other experts feel the true toll is significantly higher.

The achievement comes as health experts issue warnings that, for the first time in months, diseases and fatalities are on the rise in several locations. Around 250 million cases have been connected to the virus worldwide.

The true global death toll from the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), could be two to three times higher than official numbers.

In the United States, more than 745,800 people have died, making it the country with the most reported deaths.

Brazil comes in second with 607,824 deaths, followed by India with 458,437. However, health experts feel that these figures are underreported, in part due to fatalities at home and in rural areas.

The world has taken longer than the previous two million deaths to attain the newest one million deaths.

It took almost 110 days to move from four to five million deaths. In comparison, it took little under 90 days to go from three to four million.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Russia has seen the largest number of daily cases and deaths. Russia is responsible for 10% of the past 1 million deaths worldwide.

Bulgaria and Romania have some of the highest Covid mortality rates in the world, and their hospitals are overburdened. They have the European Union’s two lowest vaccination rates.

More than seven billion vaccination doses have been given out globally, but there is still a divide between affluent and poor countries.

According to Oxford University’s Our World in Data, only 3.6 percent of people in low-income nations have been vaccinated. The death toll for a country is based on daily reports from the country’s health officials, but in many cases, the numbers may not accurately reflect the true toll. Because not all nations keep track of coronavirus deaths in the same way, it’s difficult to compare death rates.

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