Global coronavirus death toll rises to 998,812

A total of 998,812 people died from coronavirus worldwide in the 215 countries and territories since the virus emerged in Wuhan of China last December, according to latest data from worldometer.

The United States remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with 7,287,593 cases and 209,177 deaths, making up more than 20 percent of the global death toll.

Brazil recorded the world’s second largest death toll of 141,441, followed by India with 94,534 fatalities. Countries with over 30,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, Peru, France and Spain.