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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000, one person dies every 15 seconds on average

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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 700,000, one person dies every 15 seconds on average

By Lisa Shumaker

 

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FILE PHOTO: A gravedigger wearing protective suit digs a grave to bury the coffin of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Vila Formosa cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

 

(Reuters) - The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

 

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

 

That equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

 

President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as under control as it can get in the United States, where more than 155,000 people have died amid a patchy response to the public health crisis that has failed to stem a rise in cases.

 

"They are dying, that's true," Trump said in an interview with the Axios news website. "It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it. This is a horrible plague."

 

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has minimized the gravity of the pandemic and opposed lockdown measures, even as he and several of his cabinet tested positive for the virus.

 

The pandemic was initially slower to reach Latin America, which is home to about 640 million people, than much of the world. But officials have since struggled to control its spread because of the region's poverty and densely packed cities.

 

More than 100 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean live in slums, according to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Many have jobs in the informal sector with little in the way of a social safety net and have continued to work throughout the pandemic.

 

Even in parts of the world that had appeared to have curbed the spread of the virus, countries have recently seen single-day records in new cases, signaling the battle is far from over.

 

Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel all recently had record increases in cases.

 

Australia also reported a record number of new deaths on Wednesday, taking the country's total to 247.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2020-08-05
 
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1 hour ago, thaibeachlovers said:
11 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

According to Wikipedia the daily death rate ( from all causes ) worldwide is 150,000.

Mankind, science, the UN, and countless international agencies have spend $ trillions and decades trying to raise life expectancy just a few percent.

 

5900 = 4% of 150000    GONE WITH THE WIND

 

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1 hour ago, steven100 said:

ah but the TV barstool experts say there's no need to wear a mask and that COVID19 is a conspiracy ... lol 

N95 masks are guaranteed by the manufacture under law to stop almost all SARS2 virus particles entering your airways  greatly reducing risk of infection when exposed.

 

No good enough? Buy an N100 mask.

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41 minutes ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

I seems that a lot of Americans love their rights more than they want to live.  Covid is giving them the right to die. If they want to not wear a mask or social.  distance, well covid is right there waiting.  Wake up USA.  Being number one with this virus is not the way you want to be remembered when this is over.

Geezer

Isn't the American saying - Give us liberty or give us  death? Consistent.

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1st of all... never forget who brought this misery to the world !

 

However, how many of these deceased who have died anyhow soon coz of excisting pre-conditions ?

700.000 of 8 billion people... how many will die of the side effects due to lockdowns and restrictions ?

How many will suffer mental problems due to poverty, broken up families, etc. due to caused economical problems due to restrictions ? All this costs billions of $ to fix, if it can be fixed.

Wake up and get your real life back.

 

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4 hours ago, steven100 said:

the sensible approach is wear a mask,  distance from others and wash hands when you get home or anywhere you can.   

 

 

 

...and to keep Thailand’s borders closed as long as possible to save us from the western idiots. 
 

 

 

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