Coronavirus Deaths Reach 3 Million Worldwide
From the Corona virus has now topped three million people. That's more than the population of Chicago. The tally by Johns Hopkins University shows as of Saturday morning, more than 566,000 people in the United States have died of confirmed covert 19 infections. But other countries have also suffered staggering tolls. Brazil is next on the list with more than 368,000 deaths part by Mexico, where more than 211,000 people have died. In India, where the toll has topped 175,000, the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia and France have all seen more than 100,000 deaths. And World Health Organization chief Dr Ted Ross at Nam Cabrera says says the numbers continue to rise at worrying rates globally. The number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months. This is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far during the pandemic infection rates are rising in the U. S. Is well director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Rachel Wolinsky. Our seven day average is up to 69,500. Nearly 70,000 new cases per day and, along with that emergency room visits and hospital admissions. But Wolinsky adds, vaccination efforts are making significant progress. More than one third of the U. S population has received at least one dose and more than 1/5 of the population is fully vaccinated. Lipsky says. Relax prevention efforts such as Mask mandates are one reason for the rising rates and another is the continued spread of highly transmissible variance more than Feed a 70% more transmissible, which makes the race to stop the transmission even more challenging and threatens to overwhelm our health care system again in parts of this country. I'm Ben Thomas.