Global COVID-19 deaths surpass one million

Clay Curtis
September 30, 2020

India is second in the number of cases, at more than 6 million, but Brazil is second in the number of deaths, at more than 142,000.

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Since outbreaks began at the end of 2019, the coronavirus has ripped through country after country, sickening more than 33 million people worldwide and killing over 1 million, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Over a full year, it should surpass AIDS (1.02 million deaths) or kidney disease (1.18 million deaths).

More than 5,400 people are dying around the world every 24 hours, according to Reuters calculations based on average deaths so far in September.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said it projects 371,509 people in the United States may have died of COVID-19 by January 1, 2021, based on the current projection scenario. Many people who died died alone... New Zealand entered a second lockdown just six weeks after Prime Minister Jacinda Arden declared the virus had been eradicated from the country. "It's people we love".

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So far, 33.3 million Covid-19 cases have been recorded worldwide, with 7.16 million cases in the USA, 6.07 million in India, and 4.75 million in Brazil.

The United States remains the worst-hit nation, with 7,147,241 cases and 205,031 deaths, accounting for more than 20 percent of the global caseload and death toll, respectively. India on Tuesday reported its smallest rise in deaths since August 3, continuing a recent easing trend that has baffled experts.

If you don't, these million deaths could just be the start. The Jewish tradition of Shiva where people go to the home of mourning relatives for seven days has also been disrupted.

In some parts of Indonesia, bereaved families have barged into hospitals to claim bodies of COVID-19 victims, fearing their relatives might not be given a burial in line with religious beliefs.

An indigenous group in the Ecuadorean Amazon took two police officers and a state official hostage, demanding authorities return the body of a community leader for a traditional burial.

The United States, Indonesia, Bolivia, South Africa and Yemen have all had to locate new burial sites as cemeteries fill up.

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