According to Data from Johns Hopkins University more than five million people are said to have died of COVID-19 worldwide, 19 months since the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease.
Although experts said the death rate could be much higher than reported the vaccines have slowed the death rate.
However, health officials have warned that cases and deaths in some places are rising for the first time in months.
Almost 250 million cases of the virus have been recorded worldwide.
The World Health Organization estimates the pandemic’s real global death toll could be two to three times higher than official records.
The U.S. leads the world in the number of confirmed deaths from the virus, with more than 745,800 people dead from COVID-19.
Brazil, with more than 607,000 deaths, and India, recording more than 450,000 deaths, follow the U.S. in the number of lives lost since the start of the pandemic.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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