Covid-19: 4 million dead, 185 million cases

The Delta variant is worrying all over the world, and other variants are under surveillance: the Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress despite the vaccines. On July 8, 2021, she crossed a historic milestone: that of 4 million deaths since the end of 2019.

4 million people have been killed by the Sars-CoV-2 virus

All variants combined, from the first strain identified in Wuhan, China, and dating from 2019 to the very latest, now called with letters of the Greek alphabet, including the Delta variant which raises fears of a fourth pandemic wave, the Sars virus. CoV-2, responsible for Covid-19, will have killed more than 4 million people. Johns Hopkins University, which keeps the accounts, reports that on July 8, 2021, 4,000,767 people died of the disease, a figure lower than the reality since this is the official data.

The country that pays the greatest price is the United States: 606,217 dead, followed by India (404,211) and Brazil (528,540). France has recorded 111,448 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

And these numbers are destined to continue to grow: every day, more than 7,000 people die from the disease worldwideor more than 35,000 per week or more than 210,000 per month.

185 million confirmed patients

The number of people infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic in 2019 has also reached a new historic threshold: 185 million people, as of July 8, 2021. Almost 2.5% of the entire world population has therefore contracted the virus; and, here too, the data are underestimated: these are only official cases, detected following a test and reported by the competent authorities.

However, the pandemic is progressing, and the beginning of the fourth wave, at the global level, begins to be seen in the graphs: on July 6, 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University, 453,000 new cases have been identified.

France, for its part, is approaching the bar of 6 million cases (5.856 million as of July 8, 2021) and the number of daily cases recorded has almost doubled in a few weeks, from just over 2,000 at the end of June 2021 to 4,081 on July 7, 2021.