Data released by Johns Hopkins University, USA, showed that the number of corona virus deaths worldwide reached more than two hundred thousand people.
The number of deaths in the United States alone has exceeded 50,000, and it is the country that currently tops the list of deaths.
The numbers indicated that there are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 disease in the world.
China reported the first death linked to the disease caused by the virus on January 11.
Five countries have reported more than 20,000 deaths in each.
The United States, Italy, and Spain experienced the highest number of deaths compared to other countries.
While the United Kingdom announced the death of more than 20,000 people due to the virus. The numbers are likely to increase due to the fact that daily deaths in homes and care do not count.
France has recorded 22,614 deaths from the virus since the beginning of March. But health officials say the number of deaths is also decreasing as the number of people in intensive care for the seventeenth consecutive day.
Countries cannot be compared
Statisticians have warned that the reported death toll, may not always give a complete picture of the state of the epidemic in the country.
For example, the United States experienced the largest number of deaths due to the virus, compared to other countries. But its population – 330 million people – far exceeds that of most countries. The total number of people living in the five largest countries in Western Europe – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Mortality rates also depend on the way cases are monitored, as some countries include deaths in care homes in their data and provide a clearer picture. While other countries count only deaths in hospitals.
In Belgium, there were 6,917 deaths out of 11.4 million people, more than half of the deaths in the country were in nursing homes and largely based on the suspected cases, making the country’s data look much worse.