Death toll from COVID-19 Pandemic Crosses 180,000 Globally
August 23 , 2020
The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed 800,000 across the world on Saturday. Coronavirus resource center of John Hopkins University shows the death count at the time of going to press was 804,474. The highest number of deaths is recorded in the United States (176,362), Brazil (114,250), Mexico (60,254), India (56,706), United Kingdom (41,509), Italy (35,430), France (30,517), Spain (28,838), Peru (27,245), and Iran (20,502). The highest number of deaths per capita has been recorded mostly in the European countries (including Britain, Spain, Belgium, Italy, the independent enclave of San Marino, and others). The death rates of these countries are over 50 deaths per 100,000 people. However, with the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and increasing death numbers in the last week, 9-out-of-10 countries having the highest death rates are located in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. New mortality figures of Bolivia show that the real death toll is around 5-times higher than the official tally, making it the worst affected country (according to per capita death rate) in the world. In the USA, the worst affected US states are New York (32,464 deaths, 434,000 cases), New Jersey (15,943 deaths, 191,000 cases), California (12,137 deaths, 665,000 cases), Texas (11,650 deaths, 11,650 cases), Florida (10,273 deaths, 598,000 cases), Massachusetts (10,273 deaths, 598,000 cases), Illinois (8,107 deaths, 220,000 cases), Pennsylvania (7,643 deaths, 133,000 cases), Michigan (6,657 deaths, 106,000 cases), and many more.