Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000 with almost 3 million infected worldwide

Around 201,661 Covid-19 fatalities have been registered worldwide, and almost 3 million people have been infected (2,892,925). CREDIT: Oleg Gamulinskiy from Pixabay

ACCORDING to various tallies, including Worldometer and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre, the global Covid-19 death toll has now surpassed the 200,000 mark.

Around 201,661 fatalities from the disease have now been registered worldwide, and almost three million people have been infected (2,892,925).

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Many health sources worldwide, however, believe that the true number of fatalities to be much higher because many countries have not included coronavirus-related deaths that have happened in nursing homes and/or locations outside hospitals. The United States (53,264), Italy (26,384) and Spain (22,902) actually account for more than half of all Covid-19 deaths worldwide.

Both Asia and Latin America have reported around 7,000 deaths from the disease each, while the Middle East accounts for around 8,800 fatalities. Africa’s Covid-19 death toll hovers around 1,350. The global coronavirus death toll appears to have slowed over the last few days, at a rate of 3-4 per cent per day, according to global health experts.


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