Coronavirus claims over 417,000 lives globally
Over 7.5 million people have been infected by the deadly virus so far
The novel coronavirus has claimed over 417,000 lives globally since the outbreak of the pandemic. Over 7.5 million people have been infected by the coronavirus all around the world. The data is according to the Johns Hopkins University.
There are at least 2,023,385 cases of coronavirus in the United States and at least 113,818 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases.
On Thursday, Johns Hopkins reported 22,921 new cases and 894 deaths.
The totals includes cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases.
“In May, Moscow registered 15,713 deaths, which is 5,715 cases more than in May of last year (9,998),” the department said, adding that the three-year average of mortality is 9,914.
Covid-19 “as the main or concurrent cause of death” was recorded in 5,260 of those deaths, officials said.
The city’s health officials say they have included “even most debatable cases” in this statistic, adding that only in 2,757 cases coronavirus has been recorded as the main cause of death.
The department estimated overall mortality from coronavirus to be 2% of confirmed cases if only cases where Covid-19 was the main cause are counted, and 3.8% if all Covid-19 cases are included, arguing that the number is still much lower than in other world capitals.