Worldwide COVID-19 Deaths Top 1M

(Tuesday, September 29th) – Another dubious milestone reached overnight in the coronavirus pandemic.  The worldwide death toll now tops one-million with over 207,000 of those deaths here in the United States.

The U.S. accounts for 1 out of 5 fatalities worldwide.  That’s far more than any other country despite its wealth and medical resources.  Brazil comes in 2nd with over 140,000 deaths.

“It’s not just a number. It’s human beings.  It’s people we love,” said Dr. Howard Markel, a professor of medical history at the University of Michigan.  Markel made that statement to the Associated Press, sharing his 84-year-old mother died in February from complications of COVID-19.

The virus first appeared late last year in patients hospitalized in the Chinese city of Wuhan.