Covid warning: Fears as WHO warns of global death toll reaches grim record milestone
At the weekend, the number of people who died worldwide due to the coronavirus surpassed three million, according to Johns Hopkins University. During a news briefing in Geneva on Monday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that COVID-19 infections have been rising at an alarming rate for eight straight weeks.
Last week, more than 5.2 million cases of the virus were recorded globally – the most in a single week since the pandemic began.
Despite some countries highlighting their successful vaccine programmes, Tedros warned that the pace of the pandemic is soaring.
He said: “It took nine months to reach one million deaths, four months to reach two million and three months to reach three million deaths.
“It took nine months to reach one million deaths, four months to reach two million and three months to reach three million deaths.”