Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 6 million

  09 March 2022    Read: 468
  Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 6 million

The worldwide death toll inflicted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed six million, reaching 6,004,421 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), reports citing Xinhua. 

Globally, as of 4:31 p.m. CET on Tuesday, there have been 446,511,318 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,004,421 deaths, reported to WHO.

The U.S. has the highest cumulative numbers of both confirmed cases and deaths, with more than 78 million confirmed cases and 951,348 deaths, accounting for 17.6 percent and 15.8 percent of the world's totals respectively.

The U.S. is followed by India and Brazil, which have recorded confirmed cases exceeding 42 million and 29 million respectively, as well as 515,210 and 652,143 deaths.

In terms of WHO regional offices, the Americas and Europe have so far reported more than 148 million and 183 million confirmed cases respectively. The two regions' respective death toll stands at 2,649,627 and 1,891,911.

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