The number of victims who died from Covid-19 around the world exceeded 3 million people on Saturday (17/4/2021), according to data from Johns Hopkins University (UJH). Meanwhile, the number of cases of the global corona virus has reached 140 million people.
Determination of data on the number of victims who died due to Covid-19 can differ between institutions because they have their own criteria. Reuters news agency said the 3 million figure was exceeded since last April 6.
According to UJH data, the US is the country with the largest contributor in the world, namely 566,224 deaths, followed by Brazil with 368,749 and Mexico 211,693. The World Health Organization ( WHO ) on Monday warned the Covid-19 pandemic was at a tipping point and stressed that the world needed to do more to contain it.
After a brief decline in March, the death toll around the world increased again with an average of around 12,000 cases, closer to the record 14,500 weekly average recorded in January.
However, the US and UK have seen a decrease in the number of daily deaths since late January related to vaccinations. But India and Brazil are facing an unprecedented spike in infections.
Brazil reports about 3,000 cases of death every day, nearly a quarter of the number of daily deaths globally.
The Covid case globally does not show a slowdown. The number of additional cases reached more than 730,000 every day this week. India experienced a nearly three-fold increase in daily cases compared to the US with 234,692 cases on Saturday. The country also reported 1,341 deaths on Saturday, the highest record since June 17, 2020.