More than 200,000 people worldwide have died from the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show.
According to the count, there are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.
It occurs after the number of deaths in the US. USA It’s been over 50,000 as Americans experience the world’s deadliest outbreak.
Chinese state media reported the first known virus-related death on January 11. Since then, more than 210 countries and territories have reported cases.
Five countries have reported the death toll above 20,000, although the way deaths are counted varies widely.
The United States, Italy and Spain have seen the highest number of reported deaths. The UK Department of Health announced on Saturday that more than 20,000 people had died with coronavirus in UK hospitals.
Interior Secretary Priti Patel described the figure as a “tragic and terrible milestone” and said that “the entire nation is distressed.”
As daily UK data does not include people who die at home or in nursing homes, the actual number is likely to be higher.
France, which includes nursing home deaths in its statistics, said its number had increased by 369 on Saturday.
There have been 22,614 virus deaths in France since the beginning of March, but health officials say the death rate in hospitals is declining, and the number of people in intensive care has decreased for the 17th consecutive day.
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Revival in some regions.
Earlier this week, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted rising trends in Covid-19 cases in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while most epidemics in Western Europe seemed stable or declining, for many countries the disease was just beginning.
“And some (countries) that were affected at the beginning of the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases,” he said.
One of those countries is Singapore, which was initially praised for its success in containing the virus, but has since seen an increase in infections linked to industrial workplaces and crowded worker dormitories.
Elsewhere in Asia, Chinese authorities did not report new deaths for the tenth consecutive day on Saturday, and South Korea had its second day without a death.
Why is it difficult to compare between countries?
Statisticians have warned that a reported death toll cannot always give a complete picture of a country’s epidemic.
The United States has seen the highest number of virus deaths of any individual country, for example, but it also has a much larger population than most.
With 330 million people, its population exceeds the total number of people living in the five largest countries in Western Europe: the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Many European countries have reported more deaths per head of population than the US. In the US, and Europe in general has reported more deaths overall.
Mortality rates also depend on who is counted. Some countries are including nursing home deaths in their data, giving a more complete picture, while others only count deaths at the hospital where Covid-19 was confirmed.
Belgium has a figure of 6,917 deaths in a population of 11.4 million. More than half of the country’s deaths have been in nursing homes and are primarily based on suspicious cases, making the country’s data seem much worse.