(Reuters) – One million people died on Tuesday due to global coronovirus deaths, according to a Reuters tally, a serious figure in an epidemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and the way people live. Has changed
The number of deaths from novel coronaviruses this year is now double the number of people who die annually from malaria – and the death rate has increased in recent weeks as infections have been increasing in many countries.
“Our world has reached a strong milestone,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
“It’s a mind numbing figure. Yet we must never lose the life of every person. They were father and mother, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. “
It took just three months for COVID-19 deaths to double by half a million, with the death rate accelerating since the first death in China in January.
Based on a September average, more than 5,400 people are dying every 24 hours worldwide, heavy on funeral businesses and cemeteries, according to Reuters calculations.
This equates to about 166 people an hour, or one person every 16 seconds. An average of 340 people die in the time it takes to watch a 90-minute football match.
(Reuters interactive graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2VqS5PS)
“So many people have lost so many people and they have not had a chance to say goodbye. World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris said at a UN briefing in Geneva that many people who died alone … it is a very difficult and lonely death.
Experts remain concerned that official figures on deaths and cases globally represent actual matches due to insufficient testing and recording and are likely to be concealed by some countries.
The response to the epidemic has introduced proponents of health measures such as lockouts with the intention of maintaining politically sensitive economic growth in different ways from the country.
The United States, Brazil and India, which account for about 45% of all COVID-19 deaths globally, have taken all social remedial measures in recent weeks.
US Vice President Mike Pence warned on Monday, “The American people must speculate that matters will increase in the coming days.” Deaths in the US have risen to 205,132 and 7.18 million as of late Monday.
Meanwhile, India has recorded the highest daily increase in infections in the world, with an average of 87,500 new cases a day since early September.
On current trends, India will overtake the United States with the most confirmed cases by the end of the year, even ahead with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government easing bids in a bid to support a struggling economy increases.
Despite an increase in cases, India’s deaths are 96,318, and the rate of fatal growth remains below the United States, Britain and Brazil. India recorded its smallest increase in deaths since 3 August on Tuesday, continuing a recent spontaneous trend that has astounded experts.
In Europe, which accounts for about 25% of deaths, the WHO has given a worrisome warning just a few weeks before the winter flu season in Western Europe.
The WHO warns the epidemic is still the major control intervention amid growing cases in Latin America, where many countries have resumed normal life.
Most of Asia, the first region affected by the epidemic, is experiencing a relative silence after emerging from a second wave. South Korea appealed to people to stay home after Chucyk’s autumn Thanksgiving holiday, which begins Wednesday, but millions are still expected to travel around the country.
The high number of deaths has replaced burial rites around the world, the morgue and funeral business has increased drastically and loved ones are often barred from bidding farewell to the person.
In Israel, the practice of washing the bodies of the Muslim deceased is not allowed, and instead of shroud in clothes, they should be wrapped in a plastic body bag. The Jewish tradition of Shiva where people visit mourning relatives for seven days has also been disrupted.
In Italy, Catholics are buried without funerals or blessings from a priest, while in Iraq former militias dropped their guns to dig graves in a specially built cemetery and learned how to do both Christian and Muslim burials. Can.
In some parts of Indonesia, bereaved families have barricaded hospitals for claiming bodies, their relatives cannot be given proper burial.
An indigenous group in the Ecuadorian Amazon took two police officers and a state official hostage, with authorities seeking to return the body of a community leader for a traditional burial.
The United States, Indonesia, Bolivia, South Africa, and Yemen all had to explore new burial sites as the cemetery was filled.
Reporting by Jane Wardell; Additional reporting by Shaina Ahluwalia, Serat Gupta and Stephanie Nebeya; Editing by Robert Birsel and Nick McPhee