Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll hits 500,000-mark
SYDNEY/BEIJING: The death toll from Covid-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.
The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities and more than 10 million reported cases.
While the overall rate of death has flattened in recent weeks, health experts have expressed concerns about record numbers of new cases in countries like the United States, India and Brazil, as well as new outbreaks in parts of Asia.
More than 4,700 people are dying every 24 hours from Covid-19-linked illness, according to Reuters calculations based on an average from June 1 to 27.
That equates to 196 people per hour, or one person every 18 seconds.
About one-quarter of all the deaths so far have been in the United States, the Reuters data shows. The recent surge in cases have been most pronounced in a handful of Southern and Western states that reopened earlier and more aggressively.
The number of cases in Latin America on Sunday surpassed those diagnosed in Europe, making the region the second most affected by the pandemic, after North America.
In just five months, the Covid-19 death toll has overtaken the number of people who die annually from malaria, one of the most deadly infectious diseases.
In its desire to save AIR INDIA govt. will KILL INDIA. Opening international flights is like releasing a cat amongst the pigeons. Vande Bharat is a mask for looting public to sustain AIR INDIA. STOP IT! LOCKDOWN!
Corona will convert poor India in to bankrupt India
Don’t be so negative. India will bounce back for sure.
no one is telling that everyday in India almost 10000 patients are recovering
lndian media only revals sad part of the news
fake news all around related with covid19 .. it's just a flu....
Why don’t you shake hands with Covid Patients like UK PM did
hope feku read this...he is alone responsible for spread in India
World population is 7594 millions and the annual death rate is 7 per thousand and works out to 1.6 deaths per second. why's media is frightening the people with this figure of 1 death per 18 seconds. Please do not publish this kind of news so that public can live in peace.
Covid-19 is a HOAX. A SCAMDEMIC. Influenza is real.
And thanks to poor planning and execution of lockdown done at wrong time we will have more cases in India gradually till our health system is unable to bear the load.
Did you know that 20 people died every hour due to road accidents last year in india? This doesnt include suicides and other preventable death caused due to poor diet. 75k people died from TB. Every statistic is alarming if presented in a particular way.
53 crashes and the loss of 17 lives every hour. Road accidents.
Please don't spread fear & further the Enemy agenda of deepening the economic crisis in the country
Last year 5 deaths per second. So compared to that, this is more fear bubble.
S Jani B
half the World population may vanish.
This is what happens when ugly humans destroy the nature!!
Modi go nment is to be blamed squarely for the present alarming situation. They used lockdowns as if that could combat Corona without realising that lockdown at best could slow down the spread of the virus. In the process they completely destroyed Indian economy. Now they have created a panic situation and have no idea as how to deal with the same. Hopefully they don't use that blunt instrument called lockdown again.
More strict measure are required to contain this pandemic.
Please give statistics of daily fatality due to TB, Cancer, Heart diseases. Let's compare.How many are born daily ?