Corona Pandemic Claims More Than 1.1 Million Lives Worldwide
The number of people worldwide who have died from Covid-19 has exceeded 1.1 million. A census from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore shows this.
The coronavirus emerged in China at the end of last year and then spread around the world.
At the end of June, half a million people had died from Covid-19 and by mid-August, three-quarters of a million. On September 29, the million was passed.
The most victims (almost 218,000) were in the United States, followed by Brazil (over 152,000), India (112,000) and Mexico (over 85,000).
In fifth and sixth place is the United Kingdom, with more than 43,000 deaths and Italy (more than 36,000). In the Netherlands, according to figures from the university, 6,765 people have died of the virus.
Experts say the actual death toll is higher due to a lack of testing and the possibility that some countries are hiding the real numbers.
The most infections have also been diagnosed in the US: almost 8 million. India, Brazil and Russia will follow.