May 14, 2021

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AFP statistics: global death toll from COVID-19 breaks 3 million


As of 4:30 pm on Saturday (17th) Singapore time, the number of deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic in the world has exceeded 3 million.

Agence France-Presse reported that global single-day deaths eased slightly last month, but have since risen again. Last week, an average of 12,000 people worldwide died of the coronary disease every day.

Although the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in some countries, such as Israel, has performed well and the epidemic has slowed down significantly, in other countries, such as India, the number of infection cases is rising rapidly, and the spread of the epidemic is worrying.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that in the past two months, the world’s weekly new cases of coronary disease have nearly doubled, approaching the highest level during the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases has soared to 140 million.

WHO Director-General Tan Desai pointed out that the rapid spread of the variant virus, inconsistent public epidemic prevention measures implemented by various countries and premature relaxation, people’s fatigue of social restrictions, and unequal coverage of vaccines are causing the continued alarming number of new cases and deaths. The reason for the growth rate.

Kluger, director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, believes that cooperation between countries to expand the scale of vaccination is the only way for the world to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

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