The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus surpassed 3 million, as the recent global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is posing a challenge to global vaccination efforts.
Across the globe, COVID is a virus that infects people. 19 deaths are on the rise once more, especially in Brazil and India. More contagious variants that were first discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa, as well as public fatigue with lockdowns and other constraints, are being blamed by health officials.
The global coronavirus death toll reached 2 million after more than a year. In just three months, the next 1 million people died. Brazil leads the world in the daily average number of new deaths recorded, accounting for one out of every four deaths worldwide per day. The World Health Organization recognized the country’s desperate situation as a result of the coronavirus, describing it as “very serious” with an overburdened healthcare system.
”There is a very serious situation in Brazil right now, where we have a range of states in critical condition,” WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said at a briefing last Thursday, adding that many hospital intensive care units are over 90% complete.
On Monday, India set a new high for COVID-19 infections, becoming the second country after the United States to register more than 100,000 new cases in a single day. Maharashtra, India’s worst-affected district, began closing shopping malls, cinemas, pubs, restaurants, and places of worship on Monday, citing hospital overcrowding.
With nearly 1.1 million deaths, the European zone, which includes 51 countries, has the highest overall number of deaths. Five European countries, including the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Italy, and Germany, account for roughly 60% of all coronavirus-related deaths in Europe.
With 555,000 deaths, the United States has the highest death toll of any country in the world, accounting for about 19 percent of all COVID-19 deaths worldwide. While the number of cases has increased in the last three weeks, health officials claim that the country’s accelerated vaccination program would prevent an increase in deaths. At least one vaccine dose has been given to a third of the population.
According to the latest estimates from research and data provider Our World in Data, at least 370.3 million people, or approximately 4.75 percent of the global population, had received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday. The World Health Organization, on the other hand, is encouraging countries to donate more doses of licensed COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries reach vaccination goals for the most vulnerable.