COVID-19 death toll exceeds 1 million globally

2020-09-28 at 06:38

The global death toll due to the novel coronavirus has exceeded one million since the outbreak first emerged in China last December.

According to latest medical figures at least 1,002,137 persons have died with COVID-19.

33,297,503 cases of coronavirus have also been registered in 200 countries and territories.

Of these, at least 24,629,887 have recovered. The United States is the worst-hit country with 209,453 deaths from 7,320,669 cases.

Brazil has reported 141,776 deaths and 4.7 million cases of coronavirus while India has reported six million COVID-19 cases with 95,574 fatalities linked to the novel coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 76,243 deaths linked to COVID-19 while the United Kingdom has reported 41,988 fatalities.

Italy, Peru, France and Spain have all confirmed more than 30,000 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

South and Central American countries that are among the hardest hit are continuing to report high daily numbers while European nations that were steadily reopening their countries after a reduction in infection rates, have also reported an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days.

Chinese state media reported the first known death linked to the virus on 11 January.