Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence

COVID-19 deaths are on the rise again around the world, especially in Brazil and India. More viral strains that were first discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa, as well as public fatigue of lockdowns and other controls, are being blamed by health authorities.

According to a Reuters tally, the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus surpassed 3 million on Tuesday, as the recent global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is posing a challenge to global vaccination efforts.

Brazil leads the world in the daily total number of new deaths recorded, accounting for one out of every four deaths worldwide per day.

The World Health Organization noted the country’s desperate situation as a result of the coronavirus, describing it as “extremely serious” with an overburdened healthcare system.

The number of deaths caused by the coronavirus surpassed 3 million on Tuesday, as the recent global resurgence of COVID-19 infections is posing a challenge to global vaccination efforts.

On Monday, India registered a new high in COVID-19 infections, becoming the second country after the United States to do so.

According to a Reuters count, the global coronavirus death toll reached 2 million after more than a year. In just three months, the next 1 million people died.

With 555,000 deaths, the United States has the highest death toll of any country in the world, accounting for about 19 percent of all COVID-19 deaths worldwide.

While the number of cases has increased in the last three weeks, health authorities claim that the country’s accelerated vaccine program would prevent an increase in fatalities. At least one vaccination dosage has been given to a majority of the population.

According to the latest estimates from research and data provider Our World in Data, at least 370.3 million individuals, or about 4.75 percent of the global population, had received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sunday.

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