Covid-19 claims a life every 15 seconds

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Covid-19 has claimed the life of 700,000 people. According to an analysis carried by the international news agency Reuters, 5,900 persons are dying every 24 hours, meaning that coronavirus is claiming a life every 15 seconds. 

The biggest daily increases are being registered in United States, Brazil, India and Mexico. 

The American continent has been the worst hit with 367 958 deaths with the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (155 403), Brazil (94 665), Mexico (48 012), Peru (19 811) and Colombia (11 017).

Europe registered 205 197 deaths with the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (46 210), Italy (35 166), France (30 294), Spain (28 472) and Russia (14 207).

Africa registered 20 620 deaths with the five countries reporting most deaths being South Africa (8 539), Egypt (4 888), Algeria (1 239), Nigeria (896) and Sudan (752).

In Asia there were 99 691 deaths with the five countries reporting most deaths are India (38 938), Iran (17 405), Pakistan (5 999), Turkey (5 747) and Indonesia (5 302).

In Oceania there were 253 deaths; the 6 countries reporting deaths are Australia (221), New Zealand (22), Guam (5), Northern Mariana Islands (2) and Papua New Guinea (2).