In all, three countries account for one-third of all deaths worldwide. The United States has the highest death toll at 606,000, followed by Brazil and India at 15% worldwide.
The JHU reports that an average of 7,900 Govt-19 deaths were reported each day last week. This is 46% lower than the global peak of more than 14,700 daily deaths in January, but 57% higher than the speed of 5,000 daily deaths over this time last year.
Given the difficulty in accurately detecting the spread of the virus, especially in developing countries, many experts believe that the global death toll could be significantly higher than the officially announced number.
In a statement on Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the epidemic was “far away” and warned of more contagious, more deadly variants that could undermine the effectiveness of current vaccines if the virus is allowed. To continue to spread.
“Vaccines offer a ray of hope – but much of the world is still in the shadows. The virus is more than just vaccine distribution,” he said, calling for a global plan to increase vaccine production, ensure equitable distribution and tackle vaccine reluctance.
“To realize this plan, I call on the Emergency Task Force to unite all countries with vaccine production potential, the World Health Organization, the Global Vaccine Alliance GAVI and related international financial institutions that can deal with pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers, and other key stakeholders,” he said.