Death toll from Covid-19 pandemic passes one million worldwide 3 weeks ago

Death toll from Covid-19 pandemic passes one million worldwide

There have been 1,802 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

The global death toll from Covid-19 has now passed one million, according to live data from Johns Hopkins University.

The milestone has been passed a little over nine months since the first recorded death from the virus on 9 January 2020 in Wuhan in China.

The highest number of confirmed Covid-19 related deaths in any single country/region to date have been recorded in the United States (over 205,000), followed by Brazil (over 142,000), India (over 96,000), Mexico (over 76,000) and the United Kingdom (over 42,000).

There have been over 33 million confirmed cases of the virus worldwide.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, meanwhile, there were 302,277 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in a single day on Monday (28 September).

Daily cases have exceeded 300,000 on 10 days since the start of the pandemic, all of which have fallen since 9 September.

The highest number of daily cases reported by the WHO to date was 321,540 on 20 September.

In the Republic of Ireland, there were 390 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 35,377.

There have been 1,802 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland since the first confirmed death on 11 March.