Global Covid death toll surpasses 1.5 million
Published: 02:49 PM, 3 December 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has surpassed 1.5 million worldwide.
As of Thursday afternoon (3-12-2020), a total of 64,904,505 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,500,453 while 44,994,776 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
The United States, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections. A total of 279,867 people died in the country due to coronavirus and 14,314,265 have been infected so far.
The Latin American country of Brazil has witnessed the second-highest death toll from coronavirus. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 174,531 with 669 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 138,657 with 498 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. The South Asian country reported 33,761 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 9,533,471.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.