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5 million deaths globally - delta dominates

5 million deaths globally – delta dominates

Currently, major countries such as the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and India account for more than half of the new reported deaths, based on a seven-day average, according to Reuters. Delta is now the dominant variant of the virus and has, as far as is known, spread to 187 of the 194 countries of the World Health Organization.

Slightly less than half of the world’s population has received the first dose of the vaccine, according to Our World in Data, and the focus on getting vaccines to poor countries has increased recently. At the same time, some of the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to get their people to take the picture.

Most of them are in the United States

Despite the fact that the US population has been able to be vaccinated for about six months, an estimated 70 million people are still not immunized.

In absolute numbers, the United States has the highest number of deaths in the world, more than 700,000 according to the university Johns Hopkins compilation. This represents an increase of 100,000 in three and a half months, according to the AP news agency. The country has more deaths than the total population, for example, Boston or Washington, D.C.

In total, more than 43 million cases of infection have been found in the country, and in recent days there has been a decrease in the daily number of cases – from about 2,000 last week to 1,900 a day now.

– It’s good that we’re starting to see the curves fall off. But there’s no excuse for ignoring the issue of the need for vaccination, infection control expert Anthony Fauci tells The Associated Press.

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At least one syringe

Brazil comes in second in terms of the number of deaths, with about 600,000 killed, followed by India with about 450,000. The latter country was among the first countries hardest hit by the delta variant, but it rose from an average of 4,000 deaths per day. to less than 300 with continued vaccination work.

Although the country has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, nearly half of the segments of the population who are eligible for vaccinations have received at least one injection, according to Reuters.

According to Swedish statistics, 14,868 people have died in the wards of Covid-19. In terms of population, there is about half the population of Brazil.