The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide exceeds 5 million – society & culture


MOSCOW, October 28. / TASS /. The total number of deaths caused by the coronavirus worldwide has exceeded 5 million, according to TASS calculations based on official statements from authorities as well as conclusions from experts and media.

To date, 5,02,643 deaths caused by COVID-19 have been documented worldwide, which is comparable to the population of Rome and Paris combined. In total, since the start of the pandemic, the virus has been detected in more than 245 million people.

The first death was reported on January 11, 2020. The death toll reached 1 million on September 28 and 2 million in less than four months on January 15, 2021. The 3 million mark was exceeded after three more months while 4 million deaths were recorded on July 6.

The lethality of the new infection is 2.03%, this indicator has not exceeded 3% for almost a year.


The majority of deaths have been recorded in the United States – more than 740,000, or about 1.6% of all infections nationwide. Brazil is second with more than 606,000 deaths out of 21.8 million infections and India is in third place with 456,000 deaths out of 34.2 million people infected.

Considering the size of the population, mortality is highest in Peru with 655 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants as well as in European countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina (352), Bulgaria (343) and North Macedonia (340).


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