The COVID-19 pandemic has now killed 5 million people around the world : NPR

In this September 21, 2021 file photo, guests sit among white flags as part of artist Susan Brennan Furstenberg’s “In America: Remember”, at the National Mall, in memory of Americans who died from COVID-19. Temporary art installation in Washington

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In this September 21, 2021 file photo, guests sit among white flags as part of artist Susan Brennan Furstenberg’s “In America: Remember”, at the National Mall, in memory of Americans who died from COVID-19. Temporary art installation in Washington

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The global death toll from COVID-19 now exceeds 5 million, according to figures released Monday. Johns Hopkins University Corona Virus Tracker.

The United States continues to lead the world in the number of confirmed deaths from the virus – with more than 745,800 people dying from COVID-19. Brazil (with more than 607,000 deaths) and India (with more than 450,000 deaths) follow the United States in the number of deaths since the onset of the epidemic.

Yet another tragic milestone in the epidemic comes as the United States prepares to start vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11.

But in other parts of the world, health officials are seeing alarming signs of an increase in the corona virus – as some countries are taking steps to soften international travel.

According to Amber de Souza, professor of epidemiology at the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, the official global figures are only for confirmed cases worldwide. Talked to National Geographic.

Before Johns Hopkins released the latest global figures on Monday, de Souza told the outlet: “It is quite possible that the death toll will be double what we see. But 5 million on its own is so staggering. There are numbers. To avoid that. “

There have been reports of an increase in cases in Europe and Southeast Asia.

A medical worker prepares a shot of the Russian Sputnik Light Corona virus vaccine at a vaccination center in the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral in GUM, State Department Store, Red Square, on October 26, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. The global COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 5 million.

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A medical worker prepares a shot of the Russian Sputnik Light Corona virus vaccine at a vaccination center in the background of St. Basil’s Cathedral in GUM, State Department Store, Red Square, on October 26, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. The global COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 5 million.

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The World Health Organization recently reported Increase in cases in Europe during October.

As of October 26, there was an 18% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the European region. Southeast Asia, a region with a similar increase in new COVID-19 cases, also reported a 13% increase in new COVID-19 deaths.

Globally, as of October 26, the Health Organization reported more than 2.9 million cases and more than 49,000 new deaths, an increase of 4% and 5%, respectively.

Last month, Russian officials recorded the highest death toll in Europe: more than 235,000 deaths since the onset of the epidemic. Due to an infection spread by delta strain, The officials there started. A temporary lockdown in an attempt to defeat the virus.

But there are doubts as to whether the number being shared in Russia is actually an official count. Some think the number could be higher.

on Friday, Reuters The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Poland has exceeded 3 million since the onset of the epidemic, the report said. The number of cases is increasing rapidly as the country is in the midst of a fourth wave of the virus.

In Singapore, where authorities have decided to stay with the corona virus and stop lockdown measures, there have also been reports of an increase in cases.

More than 80% of Singapore’s population has been vaccinated with COVID-19. Until October 30 Cases increased More than 3,000 cases a day in about two months.

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