More than one million people have died from coronavirus worldwide

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More than one million people have died from coronavirus worldwide

Global deaths related to the new strain of coronavirus have exceeded one million.

Confirmed cases of the virus are currently over 33,270,000 worldwide, according to the John Hopkins University of Medicine.

Around a fifth of the deaths were reported by the United States, which has a death toll of 205,031.

Brazil is in second place with a total of 142,058, India in third with 95,542 and Mexico in fourth with 76,430.

In the UK, the fifth country with the most deaths, the toll hit 42,090 on Monday.

The first death from the new virus was on January 9, a 61-year-old man from the Chinese city of Wuhan who regularly shopped at a damp market identified as the cause of the outbreak.

According to a Reuters list of official government reports, it took 91 days for the death toll to top 100,000 and another 16 days to reach 200,000.

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It then exceeded half a million people at the end of June, a grim milestone as the pandemic appears to be in its second wave in some countries.

The respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are among the deaths and reported cases as well.

In just five months from January, the death toll from Covid-19 overtook the number of people who die annually from malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases.

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In the UK, panic buying continued on Sunday as supermarket rationing increased to prevent shelves from being cleared like the start of the pandemic.

While the UK could avoid another full lockdown by making everyone over 45, scholars advising the government have said.

And Professor Mark Woolhouse, a top expert advising the government, warned that a third wave of Covid-19 was “quite possible”.

Ministers are under increasing pressure to review the 10pm “hard” curfew in pubs, bars and restaurants, and criticize that the new rules are causing night owls to fill the streets en masse.

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