Coronavirus: One million deaths worldwide

FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at the Gatwick Airport, as travel restrictions are eased following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Gatwick, Britain July 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Deaths from coronavirus have exceeded one million people on Tuesday, according to a Johns Hopkins University database.

Covid-19 researchers at the University of Johns Hopkins now record a death toll of 1,001,646 with a total of 33,353,615 confirmed cases.

The US remains the country with both the most reported infections and highest number of deaths. Brazil has the second highest number of recorded deaths, followed by India, Mexico and the UK.

More than 140,000 people have died in Brazil while in India the virus continues to kill on average 1,000 people a day.

The global pandemic has dealt a crushing blow to several developing nations, throwing millions out of work.

Coronavirus deaths were first reported in December when doctors in Wuhan noticed a pattern of strange illnesses surrounding a live-animal market.

The virus has spread world-wide leading governments to impose lockdowns aimed at stalling the spread unleashing economic recessions.