KOMPAS.com – Number of deaths as a result corona virus in the world surpass 800,000 people.
According to calculations Reuters, Sunday (23/8/2020), which is based on data from the last two weeks, nearly 5,900 people die every 24 hours as a result corona virus.
That figure is equivalent to 246 people who died as a result Covid-19 per hour, or one person dies every 15 seconds.
The United States (US), Brazil, and India, became the countries with cases Covid-19 most in the world and accounted for the largest increase in death cases.
Reuters count, the death rate in the US and Brazil was 3 percent.
Meanwhile, the mortality rate in India is relatively low, at 1.9 percent compared to the world average of 3.5 percent.
The US, which is in the first rank of the spread of the corona virus, has recorded 5,841,428 positive cases.
Of these, 180,174 people died and 3,148,080 others recovered.
In second place, Brazil recorded 3,582,698 positive patients with Covid-19, with a death toll of 114,277 people and 2,709,638 others recovered.
Then, in third place is occupied by India with 3,044,940 cases of the corona virus.
The death toll due to Covid-19 in India is 56,846 cases. Meanwhile, the recovery reached 2,280,566 cases.
Ended 2 years
Previously, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, hoped coronavirus pandemic will expire in less than two years.
The estimate refers to cases of the Spanish flu in 1918 that took two years to resolve.
However, with the advancement of technology today, he believes the world can overcome the corona virus in a shorter time.
“Of course with more connectivity, the virus has a greater chance of spreading,” said Tedros as quoted from BBC, Saturday (22/8/2020).
“But at the same time, we also have the technology to stop it, and the knowledge to stop it,” he continued.