Total deaths due to coronavirus in the world crosses 20-million-mark
New Delhi : Coronavirus has officially claimed more than 20-million lives across the world since it began in December 2019 in China, according to a count by AFP.
As of 1825 GMT on Friday, 2,000,066 people have died. The grim milestone has been achieved at a time when countries are trying to get the vaccine to save their citizens.
A total of 93,321,070 cases coronavirus have been confirmed across the world since the beginning of the pandemic.
Europe is the continent where the health crisis has proved most deadly, with 650,560 fatalities to date.
Latin America and the Caribbean have recorded 542,410 deaths, while the United States and Canada have counted 407,090.
The individual countries that have suffered the highest death figures are the United States (389,581), Brazil (207,095), India (151,918), Mexico (137,916), Britain (87,295) and Italy (81,325).
These six countries alone make up more than half of the global death count.
The one-million death mark was breached on September 28, over nine months after the first death was reported in China. Since then the pandemic accelerated and another million people lost their lives in less than four months.
Last week, an average of more than 13000 people lost their lives due to coronavirus. It is the deadliest death rate till date due to COVID-19.