The global death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic has exceeded five million. The daily death toll worldwide has dropped below 8,000 for the first time. Russia is seeing a worrying number of deaths from Covid-19. According to an official source compiled by Agence France-Presse, five million people worldwide have died from Covid-19.
Since the disease first appeared in China almost two years ago. Monday’s milestone, almost four months after the four million deaths were recorded, came even. When mortality rates were slow thanks to the global release of vaccines, billions of people were injected.
While the number of daily deaths worldwide fell below 8,000 for the first time in almost a year in early October. The black spots remain worldwide. The total number of cases and deaths of Covid-19 is rising for the first time in two months. Due to the current growing epidemic in Europe, the head of the World Health Organization, Centros, told a news conference on Thursday.
The Global Death Toll From COVID Exceeds 5 Million:
Russia, a country with severe vaccination hesitations, has seen infections and deaths reach new highs, with an average daily death rate of more than 1,000 since October 20. And from the very beginning, this account is very undervalued.
The government’s daily report shows a total of 239,693 deaths as of November 1st. However, the national statistics agency Rosstat, which has a broader definition of death than covid, said in late September that the death toll was nearly 450,000.
Latin America and the Caribbean are the deadliest regions in the world (1,521,193 deaths since the pandemic began). However, the number of daily deaths, currently around 840, has been declining since May. In the United States, more than 1,400 deaths have been recorded each day on average over the past seven days, 15% less than the previous week. With a total of 746,747 deaths, the country bears the brunt of the pandemic.
The who estimates that the actual pandemic rate could be two to three times higher than the official data. Due to the excessive mortality directly and indirectly linked to covid-19.
- The economist analyzed excess mortality and concluded that about 17 million people have died from covid.
- This figure seems more reliable to me, professor Arnaud Fontane, an epidemiologist at the Pasteur Institute, told AFP.
- However, the death toll is lower than that of other historic pandemics such as the Spanish flu. Which killed 50 to 100 million people in 1918-1919.
- Without all the measures taken, including traffic restrictions. And vaccinations, things could have been much more dramatic, Fontane said.