Global COVID-19 death toll tops 1 million

Washington DC, Sep 28 (efe-epa).- The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide passed 1 million on Monday, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University in the United States in its independent count.

The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 around the world has reached 1,000,825, with the US topping the list with 205,062 deaths, followed by Brazil with 142,058, and India with 95,542.

The top four countries for the most deaths, including Mexico with 76,603, make up more than 50 percent of the global total with 519,265.

With regard to confirmed cases, Johns Hopkins University said that the total number of infections worldwide has reached 33,279,488.

The three countries with the most COVID-19 infections are the US with 7,147,751 cases, followed by India with 6,074,702, and Brazil with 4,745,464.

On the other hand, the university indicated that more than 23 million people have recovered from COVID-19 globally, with India leading the way with 5,016,520 patients who have overcome the infectious disease, followed by Brazil with 4,197,372 recoveries, and the US with 2,794,608.

The latest figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday indicated that global COVID-19 cases have surpassed 33 million after more than 302,000 new infections were recorded in the previous 24 hours, while the death toll had reached 996,342 and is expected to reach 1 million in the next few days.

Data from the agency showed that the Americas account for around half of the cases worldwide, with 16,360,122, while 6,810,494 confirmed cases have been recorded in second-placed Southeast Asia.

Europe is in third place with 5,725,150 cases recorded since the start of the pandemic, followed by Eastern Mediterranean with 2,357,703 cases and Africa with 1,175,812 cases, according to the WHO.

The Western Pacific region is the least affected in the world, with 604,576 COVID-19 cases detected.

It is widely suspected that the actual numbers are higher than those that have been confirmed and recorded. EFE-EPA


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