Reuters estimates that coronavirus deaths exceeded 3 million on Tuesday as the latest global resurgence of COVID-19 infections causes vaccination difficulties worldwide.
Mortality from COVID-19 is rising again worldwide, especially in Brazil and India. Health workers blame more infectious variants, which were first discovered in the UK and South Africa, as well as public fatigue with blocking and other restrictions.
According to Reuters, it took more than a year for the death toll from the global coronavirus to reach 2 million. The next 1 million deaths were added in about three months.
Brazil leads the world in the average daily number of new deaths and accounts for one in four deaths worldwide each day.
The World Health Organization has acknowledged the terrible state of the country due to the coronavirus, saying that the country is in a very difficult situation with a crowded health care system.
On Monday, India reported a record increase in the incidence of COVID-19, becoming the second country after the United States to register more than 100,000 new cases in a day.
India’s worst-hit state, Maharashtra, began closing shopping malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants and places of worship on Monday as hospitals are overcrowded with patients. read more
The European region, which includes 51 countries, has the highest total number of deaths – almost 1.1 million.
Five European countries, including the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Italy and Germany, account for about 60% of all coronavirus-related deaths in Europe.
The United States has the highest number of deaths in the world at 555,000, accounting for about 19% of all COVID-19 deaths worldwide. Over the past three weeks, the number of cases has increased, but health officials believe that rapid vaccination in the country could prevent an increase in mortality. One third of the population received at least one dose of the vaccine.
At least 370.3 million people, or nearly 4.75% of the world’s population, received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday, according to the latest data from the research and data firm Our World in Data.
However, the World Health Organization is urging countries to provide more doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines to help achieve vaccination targets for the most vulnerable groups in poorer countries.