January sees record coronavirus death rates across the globe
- 12 January 2021
Medical professionals have recorded a sizable increase in the coronavirus mortality rate since the start of the year. On January 9, 2021, the World Health Organization reported the highest daily death toll from the pandemic - 15,513 - double the figures seen in the spring 2020 outbreak, APA reports citing TASS.
Overall, according to John Hopkins University, over 1.94 million people have died from COVID-19 across the globe. TASS has put together data on those countries showing the highest coronavirus mortality figures.
The United States tops the list of coronavirus deaths, with 376,000 fatalities since the start of the pandemic. The mortality figures surpassed 4,000 in the first ten days of January - the all-time high in the US during the pandemic.
As many as 203,500 coronavirus patients have died in Brazil. The number of fatalities surpassed the 6,900-mark last week, which is 2,000 more than the week earlier.