More than five million people worldwide have died from Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. This is evident from the statistics that the American Johns Hopkins University keeps about the virus.
The last million deaths were recorded in more than 110 days. It took nearly ninety days to cross the three and four million mark. The rate at which deaths are now reported is comparable to that of the first year of the pandemic. Thousands of corona patients die every day.
Of the last million reports, no less than 14 percent come from the United States. Russia is in second place with 10 percent, followed by Indonesia and Brazil with 8 percent each. Mexico follows with 5 percent. The rest of the world is responsible for the remaining 55 percent of registrations.
The American university bases itself on the official figures that countries provide themselves. The actual death toll is higher because not all corona-related deaths are recorded as such. This also applies to the number of infections. According to Johns Hopkins University, nearly a quarter of a billion infections have been diagnosed.
The first infections were identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019. In the following months, the virus also spread to other countries. As a result, the world has had to deal with three major corona waves. The death rate decreased with each wave.