The global death toll from COVID-19 has crossed one million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says that number is probably an underestimate and the actual toll is likely to be much higher. Some 1,000,555 people across the world have now died from the virus, data from JHU showed on Tuesday.
COVID-19 was first reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year when doctors began noticing people were getting seriously ill with a mysterious new form of pneumonia. Despite border closures and quarantines, the virus spread across the world and the WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic in March.
“If anything, the numbers currently reported probably represent an underestimate of those individuals who have either contracted COVID-19 or died as a cause of it,” Mike Ryan, the WHO’s top emergency expert, told a briefing in Geneva on Monday.
“When you count anything, you can’t count it perfectly but I can assure you that the current numbers are likely an underestimate of the true toll of COVID,” he said.
The United States has reported the most deaths – 205,031 – followed by Brazil (142,058), India (95,542), Mexico (76,430), and the United Kingdom (42,090).
Here is the picture to now how severely this pandemic has affected the daily life of people all around the world
Nepal Corona Virus Case
Nepal is also affected by this coronavirus pandemic. Comparatively, Nepal still has one of the lowest cases and death in the world but Nepalese life has been severely disturbed by the lockdown generated by this pandemic. Due to low-income countries and underdeveloped countries, most people earn their living by daily wage. These low-income people have been hit by pandemic hardest since due to lockdown and essential measure implement by the government has forced them to meet their daily needs in the mercy of other people.