The death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 4 million people

According to Reuters estimates, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of victims of the disease has reached 2 million in a year, and the infection has added another 2 million in 166 days

The death rate from the coronavirus in the world has passed the mark of 4 million people, the Reuters agency estimated. According to him, the death toll from COVID-19 reached 2 million people a year after the start of the pandemic, and the next 2 million were registered in just 166 days.

New cases and deaths have declined in countries such as the US and the UK, but some countries are experiencing vaccine shortages, and the delta variant of the coronavirus, identified by late last year in India, is becoming the dominant strain worldwide. The five largest countries by total deaths — the United States, Brazil, India, Russia, and Mexico-account for about 50% of all deaths worldwide. Peru, Hungary, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, and Gibraltar have the highest population-adjusted mortality rates.

Latin American countries are facing their worst outbreak since March 2021, when, according to a Reuters analysis, 43 out of every 100 cases in the world were reported in this region. The first nine countries to report the highest number of deaths per capita over the past week were all in Latin America. Hospitals in Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay mostly see COVID-19 patients between the ages of 25 and 40, as the increase in cases among younger patients persists. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, 80% of patients in intensive care units are with COVID-19. India and Brazil are the countries reporting the highest number of deaths each day for an average of seven days. The two countries are concerned about the problems of the cremation of the dead and the lack of a burial place. India accounts for one in three deaths reported worldwide every day, according to a Reuters analysis.

Many health experts believe the official death toll around the world is underestimated, with the World Health Organization (WHO) last month estimating the death toll to be much higher. “The main problem in the Americas is access to vaccines, not acceptance of vaccines,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, calling on donor countries to send doses of vaccines as soon as possible. The G7 countries have pledged to provide 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries vaccinate their populations.

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