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August 05, 2020 11:56:00 | Reuters

Corona: One person dies in world every 15 seconds on average

The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

That equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

The United States, home to around 330 million people, has also been battered by the virus despite being one of the richest nations in the world.

 

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August 05, 2020 11:56:00 | Reuters

Corona: One person dies in world every 15 seconds on average

              

The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

That equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

The United States, home to around 330 million people, has also been battered by the virus despite being one of the richest nations in the world.