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Coronavirus claims 1.5m lives globally, infections top 65m

NEW YORK: Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. Half a million deaths occurred in just the last two months, indicating that the severity of the pandemic is far from over. Global coronavirus infections passed 65 million on Friday and the worst affected country, United States, is currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections.
In the last week alone, more than 10,000 people in the world died on average every single day, which has been steadily rising each passing week. Many countries across the world are now fighting second and third waves even greater than the first, forcing new restrictions on everyday life. Covid-19 caused more deaths in the past year than tuberculosis in 2019 and nearly four times the number of deaths due to malaria, according to the WHO.

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