Globally, coronavirus pandemic deaths exceeded 300,000 on Thursday, May 14, 2020, and the virus-infection cases were close to 4.5 million, in which the world’s largest economy, the United States (US) was responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities.
Based on the fatal rate of the COVID-19 patients, the US is currently followed by the United Kingdom (UK) and Italy which have accounted for another 10-11% each while France and Spain accounted for 9% each.
Global Death from Coronavirus
Since the pandemic erupted last year in December from Wuhan province of China, it has already claimed several hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe and it is expected to linger on in the coming months.
As the pandemic is of a highly contiguous nature, the number of deaths from the COVID-19 worldwide in just four months is now equivalent to about three-quarters of the number of people who die annually from malaria, one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.
Comparing with the infamous 1918 Spanish flu, which infected an estimated 500 million people and killed at least 10% of patients, the current trend of the global coronavirus fatalities was fallen far short. However, public health experts warned that the available data of the COVID-19 pandemic could be perhaps under-reported than the actual cases.
According to the Reuters tally of official reports from governments, the first COVID-19 death was reported on January 10 in Wuhan, China. It took 91 days to reach 100,000 coronavirus death toll but simply took 16 days to cross 200,000 while it reached a milestone of 300,000 deaths in just another 19 days from 200,000.
Virus Standing across Countries
Among countries, the US reported the worst cases of the virus pandemic. With the number of coronavirus death in the US reported more than 85,000, a US government whistleblower said the country could face “the darkest winter” of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic.
“Our window of opportunity is closing,” Rick Bright, the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testified to a US House of Representatives panel, adding that “If we fail to improve our response now, based on science, I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged.”
Countries from Europe were trailing after the US such as the UK and Italy have reported more than 30,000 fatalities each whereas France and Spain have reported more than 27,000 each. Meanwhile, Brazil is presently in the sixth position as it has reported death toll with at least 13,149 fatalities, but its casualty rate is climbing quickly with an average of almost 700 new cases each day over the past week.
The death tolls across Asia and the Middle East were considerably low despite having heavily populated nations and lower standards of health care; nonetheless, health experts put concerns that the actual number of the virus victims would be far higher than the governments’ reports.
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