COVID-19: One person dies every 15 seconds, Reuters claims

August 5, 2020  19:30

COVID-19 death toll exceeded 700,000 on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

The United States, Brazil, India and Mexico hold the leading positions over the highest COVID-19 death rates.

Nearly 5,900 people die from COVID-19 every day, Reuters reported based on its estimates over the past two weeks.

Thus, 247 people die every hour, and one person dies every 15 seconds.

Reuters noted that over 155,000 people have already died from the COVID-19 in the US.

“They are dying, that’s true,” US president Donald Trump said in an interview with the Axios news website. “It is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t doing everything we can. It’s under control as much as you can control it. This is a horrible plague.”

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