More than 5 million people have died from coronavirus in fewer than two years, as the world proceeds to battle the highly infectious delta strain of the virus and attention for new mutations.
As stated by Johns Hopkins University data early Monday, 5,000,425 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded across the globe. In the U.S., 745,836 people have died because of coronavirus. The U.S. is the country with the highest number of recorded deaths.
The COVID-19 epidemic, which first arose in China in late 2019, proceeds to take a deadly toll worldwide.
It appears as many countries lift epidemic restrictions and end lockdowns that were forced, to varying degrees, during 2020 in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The fast development of coronavirus vaccines, clinically proven to decrease significantly severe infection, hospitalization, and death from the COVID-19 has helped dramatically reduce the number of people dying from coronavirus. Vaccine has especially helped in Western nations where the vaccination programs are at an excellent stage.
Nevertheless, there have been growing concerns concerning a rise in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in recent months. Meanwhile, winter is approaching, and there are concerns amongst the unvaccinated, who are far more at danger of severe complications from coronavirus, and among the elderly as vaccine immunity wane over time.
Cases and Deaths Increasing, Slowly
The number of coronavirus cases and deaths is increasing globally. It is going at a more moderate pace than in previous periods in the epidemic.
Throughout the week of Oct. 18-24, the World Health Organization stated that the number of weekly coronavirus cases and deaths had risen slightly from the previous week. There are over 2.9 million new cases and more than 49,000 new deaths, a 4% 5% increase individually.
Europe considered more than half (57%) of global new weekly cases. It was the only region with more cases than in the prior week.
Other regions recorded drops in the number of new cases contrasted to the week before. The most significant reduction in new topics was
from the African Region (21%), accompanied by the Western Pacific Region (17%).