Global COVID-19 death toll crosses five lakh, cases cross crucial one crore-mark

The global COVID-19 death toll has crossed five lakh even as the cases crossed crucial one crore-mark. According to agency reports citing official sources, two-thirds of the total COVID-19 cases are in the US and Europe.

According to a tally, the death toll due to the global pandemic touched 5,00,390 at 10 pm on Sunday. The global tally, on the other hand, reached 10,099,576 cases. While the US has the highest death toll – 1,25,747, Brazil is next at 57,622, followed by the United Kingdom at 43,550.

According to the agency report, the total number, collected from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), reflects only a fraction of the total number of cases in the world as many countries test only the most serious cases.

According to the officials, on the average between June 1-27, more than 4,700 people are dying every 24 hours from coronavirus-linked illness. This equates to 196 deaths per hour. or one person every 18 seconds, Reuters reported.

According to the figures available with the WHO, the death rate due to COVID-19 averages to 78,000 per month as against 64,000 AIDS-related deaths and 36,000 malaria deaths.