Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.2 million

Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.2 million




View of candlelight illuminating the Plaza de Armas Main Square View during a candlelight open-air mass with no public at the Lima Cathedral, in Lima on November 1, 2020 in remembrance of the more than 34,000 deceased from the coronavirus pandemic in Peru. – The mass was conducted during the commemoration of the All Saints’ Day under the projected images of elderly, children, firefighters, nurses, policemen, military victims of COVID-19 in Peru. Since the pandemic arrived in marchs to the country more than 904,900 cases and 34,529 deaths have been registered. (Photo by Luka GONZALES / AFP)

More than 1.2 million people have died of coronavirus around the globe, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 0745 GMT on Monday.

A total of 1,200,042 deaths have been recorded from 46,452,818 cases, with nearly one death in every five in the United States, the world’s worst-hit country.

More than 100,000 fatalities have been registered since October 16.

And in the last seven days alone, there have been more than 6,500 deaths daily, almost 40 percent of them in Europe, where the virus is currently progressing the most rapidly.

Overall, the US has seen 230,996 deaths from 9,207,364 infections with Brazil registering 160,074 fatalities from 5,545,705 cases, India 122,607 deaths and 8,229,313 cases, Mexico 91,895 deaths and 929,392 cases and Britain 46,717 deaths from 1,034,914 cases.

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region reporting the most deaths with 402,787 morts, followed by Europe 280,109, the United States and Canada 241,175 and Asia 171,423.



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