Half of them are accounted for by four countries: the United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico.
The coronavirus pandemic has reached a grim milestone: according to Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world exceeded one million.
As of Monday, the total number of deaths was 1000,555.
The United States ranks first in the world in the number of deaths – 205,131. This is more than 20 percent of all COVID-19 deaths in the world.
The first coronavirus death was reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan on January 9.
Twenty-four weeks later, on June 28, the world passed the mark of half a million deaths. It took just over 13 weeks for that number to double.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico account for more than half of all deaths in the world.
“This is a staggering figure. However, we must not lose sight of every single life,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. – We must learn from our mistakes. Responsible leadership matters, science matters, collaboration matters, and misinformation kills.”
Guterres added that a future coronavirus vaccine “must be available and affordable for everyone.”