Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the delta variant causes a surge in deaths, mainly among unrelated people.
According to Our World in Data, more than half the world has not yet received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a Reuters analysis, it took almost a year for the COVID-19 deaths to reach 2.5 million, while the next 2.5 million deaths were recorded in 236 days.
More than half of all global deaths recorded on a seven-day average were in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and India.
Globally, there were an average of 8,000 deaths per day during the past week, accounting for five deaths every minute.
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