May 20, 2022, 1:04 am
The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic has exceeded four million worldwide.
While the death toll has dropped in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States, the rapid spread of the delta type has made the situation in several countries more fragile, including the ticker crisis. An analysis of the tiles provided by Reuters shows that the number of deaths related to Covid-19 has taken more than two million years. But the next two million deaths occurred in just 166 days. The top five countries – the United States, Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico – account for half of all deaths worldwide. Peru, Hungary, Bosnia, the Czech Republic and Gibraltar have the highest population deaths in the world. Since March this year, South American countries have been dealing with the worst of the Covid-19 epidemic. Out of every 100 new infections in the world, 43 were in this region. The continent also has the top nine countries in the world in terms of per capita mortality rate as of last week.
Most of the patients admitted to hospitals in Bolivia, Chile and Uruguay are in the age group of 25-40 years, which is believed to be affecting the young population as well. In Sao Paulo, Brazil, 80 percent of the patients in the intensive care unit of the hospitals are Covid-19 patients.
India and Brazil are the two countries that have recorded the highest number of deaths daily for seven consecutive days. There is a lack of adequate space for burial and burial of dead bodies in both the countries.
According to a Reuters analysis, one in three people in the world die of covid every day in India.
Many health experts feel that the actual number of deaths worldwide is not being reflected. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report last month that the death toll could be much higher. The death toll from the disease has risen sharply in the Indian state of Bihar last week after thousands of undiagnosed cases of Covid-19 were reported. The incident suggests that the actual death toll from the epidemic across India is much higher than the official estimate.
Poor countries are unable to vaccinate their populations due to shortage of vaccines. Therefore, rich countries have been urged to donate vaccines to control the epidemic. “The biggest crisis across the United States is vaccination, not vaccination,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, urging rich nations to drop vaccine doses as soon as possible.
Recently, the G7 alliance of rich seven countries has promised to distribute 100 crore doses of vaccine to the people of poor countries.