Global Statistics

All countries
620,178,407
Confirmed
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm
All countries
598,749,022
Recovered
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm
All countries
6,540,217
Deaths
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
620,178,407
Confirmed
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm
All countries
598,749,022
Recovered
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm
All countries
6,540,217
Deaths
Updated on September 25, 2022 4:40 pm
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How Many People Have Died From Covid

/7/21 3:32 Pm Pdt Global Covid

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 6.9 million deaths across the world, more than double the number officially recorded, estimates a new analysis from the University of Washingtons Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation , reported Reuters.

According to Reuters, the IHME is an independent health research organization that provides comparable measurement of the worlds health problems and has been cited in the past by the White House. Public health officials watch its reports closely.

The IHME says COVID-19 deaths go unreported as many countries only record those that occur in a hospital setting, or in people with confirmed infection. For this reason, the IHME is changing how these figures are calculated.

In other countries, such as Ecuador, Peru, and the Russian Federation, the discrepancy between reported deaths and analyses of death rates compared to expected death rates, sometimes referred to as excess mortality, suggests that the total COVID-19 death rate is many multiples larger than official reports, the IHME said in a statement.

In the United States, the IHME analysis estimated COVID-19-related deaths of more than 905,000, reported Reuters, while official figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on May 5 estimated 575,491 deaths due to COVID-19.

Us Covid Cases Triple In 2 Weeks

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the United States over 2 weeks amid an abundance of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting healthcare professionals, and pushing clergy into the fray, reported the Associated Press .

Our staff, they are frustrated, Chad Neilsen, director of infection prevention at UF Health Jacksonville in Florida, told AP. They are tired. They are thinking this is déjà vu all over again, and there is some anger because we know that this is a largely preventable situation, and people are not taking advantage of the vaccine.

According to the AP, Jeremy Johnson, lead pastor of one of Missouris largest churches, said he has heard the reasons congregants are refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. He wants them to know its not only OK to get vaccinated, its what the Bible urges.

I think there is a big influence of fear, Johnson told AP. A fear of trusting something apart from scripture, a fear of trusting something apart from a political party theyre more comfortable following. A fear of trusting in science. We hear that: I trust in God, not science. But the truth is science and God are not something you have to choose between.

A new study that has not yet been peer-reviewed reports that Johnson & Johnsons adenovirus vector COVID-19 vaccine may not be as effective against the delta variant as mRNA-based alternatives.

These findings contradict the vaccine makers claims of single-dose effectiveness against the variant.

/3/21 2:26 Pm Pdt Biden To Update Nation As Delta Variant Surges

Today, President Biden will provide an update on his administrations COVID-19 vaccination efforts as the Delta variant tears across the United States, a White House official told .

The news comes as partial vaccinations in adults have reached 70 percent. This was a goal the Biden administration had hoped to reach by July 4.

According to reports, Biden will speak about recent actions by the private sector to require vaccinations, the recent uptick in vaccinations, and the tremendous grassroots work Americans are doing every day to get their communities vaccines.

Biden will also update the nation on his administrations global vaccination efforts and announce that the United States has shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, according to the White House.

The White House notes this is more vaccine donations than all other countries combined.

Biden will also announce that the work to vaccinate the rest of the world has just begun, according to the White House official.

In addition, starting at the end of the month, the administration will begin shipping 500 million Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses that the country has pledged to purchase and donate to 100 developing countries, reported CNN.

/17/21 2:26 Pm Pdt White House Expected To Recommend Covid

Officials in the Biden administration are expected to recommend that U.S. adults should receive a vaccine booster shot 8 months after their second dose, reported .

The plan would involve administering third shots beginning in mid to late September if the Food and Drug Administration gives authorization.

Pfizer announced Monday that the drugmaker has submitted initial data to the FDA to support the use of booster doses for their COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination is our most effective means of preventing COVID-19 infection especially severe disease and hospitalization and its profound impact on protecting lives is indisputable, Albert Bourla, chairman and chief executive officer at Pfizer, said in a statement.

The data weve seen to date suggest a third dose of our vaccine elicits antibody levels that significantly exceed those seen after the two-dose primary schedule. We are pleased to submit these data to the FDA as we continue working together to address the evolving challenges of this pandemic.

The plan could be announced as soon as this week, reported CNN.

/11/21 3:09 Pm Pdt Cdc Advises Pregnant People To Get A Covid

The CDC is advising pregnant people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Previously, they advised that people who are pregnant should be offered the vaccine.

The advisory change comes after new research found there was no increased risk of miscarriage in people given an mRNA vaccine during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Many major medical groups, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, had already advised that people who are pregnant should get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Metallic Particles In Vaccine Vials

Fumie Sakamoto, the infection control manager at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, cautioned against drawing a connection between the shots and the fatalities reported on Saturday.

“There may only be a temporal relationship between vaccination and death,” Sakamoto told Reuters. “There are so many things we still don’t know to make any conclusions on these two cases”.

The contaminants found in some vials in Japan are believed to be metallic particles, public broadcaster NHK reported, citing health ministry sources.

Japan has administered more than 124 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, with about 44 per cent of the population fully inoculated.

As of August 8, 991 people had died in Japan after receiving shots of Pfizer Inc’s vaccine and 11 after receiving Moderna’s, but no causality between the injections and the deaths has been established, according to the health ministry.

Adverse reactions have been reported at a frequency of 0.01 per cent for the Moderna shot.

In the fatalities reported on Saturday, each man had a fever the day after his second dose and died two days after getting the fever. There has been no evidence that their shots contained contaminants, a health ministry official told reporters.

India Cases Surge Again Breaking Global Record

Indias struggle against the pandemic continues, with the country reporting today another record in COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours with more than 414,000 cases, reported The Washington Post.

India has so far recorded more than 21.4 million confirmed cases and at least 234,083 deaths.

Countries wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they arent hit by an India-style disaster. More world cases have been reported in the past two weeks than in the entire first six months of the pandemic, said the World Health Organization director general, reported The Associated Press.

Cdc: 335 Children Ages 17 And Under Have Died Of Covid In Us During Pandemic

– Since the start of the pandemic 18 months ago, in January 2020, a total of 335 children ages 17 and under have died of COVID-19, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In that same 18-month time period, a total of 49,725 children ages 0-17 have died from all causes. So COVID deaths account for 0.673 percent of all deaths among children under 17, based on death certificates submitted so far to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Jumping to the next age group, 18-29, 2,446 have died of COVID-19, or 2.607 percent of the total 93,796 deaths for this age group since January 2020.

According to CDC, “Children can be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 and can get sick with COVID-19. Most children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms or they may have no symptoms at all . Fewer children have been sick with COVID-19 compared to adults. Babies younger than 1 and children with certain underlying medical conditions may be more likely to have serious illness from COVID-19.”

CDC does not provide underlying conditions contributing to the deaths of the 335 children 0-17 where COVID-19 was listed on the death certificate. Nor does it conveniently list comorbities for the 18-29 age group.

Instead, CDC lists underlying conditions for the 0-24 age group where COVID-19 was listed on the death certificate.

Right now, the vaccines available in the United States are approved for emergency use.

Fauci said they “just want to be extra safe.”

What Happens After You Test Positive

Coronavirus in Florida: 774 people have died from COVID-19

At the very beginning of the pandemic, everyone who tested positive for the virus was admitted to hospital for observation but at this stage in the outbreak, there is simply not enough room for everyone with mild COVID-19 symptoms to be admitted to hospital.

Most people with COVID-19 will only experience mild symptoms and will be able to recover at home. In this instance, health authorities will keep in regular contact via phone calls and text, taking note of any changes to the patient’s symptoms and physical and mental wellbeing.

NSW Health is also working to have the details of positive cases communicated to police, Dr Chant said earlier this week, so they could undertake in-person welfare checks.

Meanwhile, patients who are unable to isolate within their household or living environment may be offered a place at a special health accommodation facility, a set up similar to hotel quarantine, while those with serious symptoms or high risk factors will be admitted to hospital.

As of Thursday, there were 698 people with COVID-19 requiring hospitalisation of more than 12,000 active cases in the state, or roughly around 5 per cent of cases.

While health authorities conceded the healthcare system was already under pressure on Thursday, they urged people not to try and “soldier on” and delay seeking help.

“If you have an emergency, please come to the emergency department.”

Comorbidities And Other Conditions

Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 . The number of deaths that mention one or more of the conditions indicated is shown for all deaths involving COVID-19 and by age groups. For over 5% of these deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 4.0 additional conditions or causes per death. For data on deaths involving COVID-19 by time-period, jurisdiction, and other health conditions, .

We Must Redouble Vaccination Efforts To Hit Presidents July 4 Goal Expert Says

Despite signs of normalcy returning across the United States, from in-person graduations to maskless Memorial Day weekend celebrations, experts warned that the country must redouble efforts to get more people vaccinated by July 4.

According to , President Joe Biden has called for 70 percent of all adults to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4.

But a recent CNN analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data finds were not likely to hit that target until mid-to-late July.

Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told the network he agrees the country isnt on track to hit the milestone.

So weve got to redouble of our efforts, he told CNN. States really have to pick up pace. If we just keep going at the status quo I dont think were going to hit that 70 percent by July 4.

/10/21 12:00 Pm Pdt Children Under 12 At High Risk For Developing Covid

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the COVID-19 case rate has skyrocketed to levels last seen before current vaccines were available. Theres also new data showing that the Delta variant is more infectious and leading to increased transmissibility when compared with other variants even in vaccinated individuals.

ABC News now reports that demand is skyrocketing for a vaccine to protect young children who arent yet eligible for treatment, a group facing more cases than ever before during the pandemic.

Over 94,000 children were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, according American Academy of Pediatrics figures cited by ABC, and hospitals nationwide are reporting more and more children in their pediatric COVID-19 units.

Pfizer has said it will submit vaccine safety data on 5- to 11-year-olds by the end of September. Moderna has said it will do so in the middle of the fall. It will then be up to the Food and Drug Administration on how quickly it grants the authorization.

The vaccine for children ages 5 through 11 would be the same composition, but a smaller dose.

The FDA also isnt likely to require an extended period of safety data collection for the younger age group.

Just so everyone understands, we are going to be very careful as we get down to smaller children, said Peter Marks, the FDAs vaccine chief, in a May event with the group BlackDoctor.org.

/17/21 1:39 Pm Pdt Delta Variant Now Variant Of Concern

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that the delta variant, first detected in India, is now a variant of concern , meaning it poses a significant threat to unvaccinated people, reported .

A very recent data literally yesterday and the day before shows that, in fact, it is a more dangerous virus in the sense that it can potentially make people more severely ill, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , told NPR.

So the combination of more transmissibility and a greater severity of disease appropriately prompted the CDC to elevate it to a variant of concern, he said.

According to NPR, this virus variant is the most contagious yet, and the CDC estimates it may be responsible for nearly 10 percent of all new cases in the United States.

In certain western states, the delta variant may be responsible for nearly 20 percent of cases.

This risk has public health officials stressing the benefits of vaccination, which is shown to be highly effective against the delta variant.

If you are vaccinated, youre going to be protected, which is another very good reason to encourage people strongly to get vaccinated, Fauci told NPR. If you are not vaccinated, you are at risk of getting infected with the virus that now spreads more rapidly and gives more serious disease.

India Records Highest Number Of Covid

India has set a new global record during the pandemic for the number of COVID-19 deaths in a single day.

At least 4,529 deaths were reported in India as of May 19, bringing the countrys total COVID-19 death toll to more than 280,000, according to The Associated Press.

India has seen a massive COVID-19 surge in recent weeks after restrictions were eased. Only Brazil and the United States have recorded more deaths from COVID-19.

More Vaccinated People Are Dying Of Covid In England Than Unvaccinated Heres Why

More vaccinated people are dying of COVID than unvaccinated people, according to a recent report from Public Health England . The report shows that 163 of the 257 people who died within 28 days of a positive COVID test between February 1 and June 21, had received at least one dose of the vaccine. At first glance, this may seem alarming, but it is exactly as would be expected.

Heres a simple thought experiment: imagine everyone is now fully vaccinated with COVID vaccines which are excellent but cant save all lives. Some people who get infected with COVID will still die. All of these people will be fully vaccinated 100%. That doesnt mean vaccines arent effective at reducing death.

The risk of dying from COVID doubles roughly every seven years older a patient is. The 35-year difference between a 35-year-old and a 70-year-old means the risk of death between the two patients has doubled five times equivalently it has increased by a factor of 32. An unvaccinated 70-year-old might be 32 times more likely to die of COVID than an unvaccinated 35-year-old. This dramatic variation of the risk profile with age means that even excellent vaccines dont reduce the risk of death for older people to below the risk for some younger demographics.

COVID infections are currently highest in young people.

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Israel Says As Many As 50% Of New Covid

As Israel faces a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the delta variant, the countrys health officials say as many as half of those cases are among people who were vaccinated, reported Business Insider.

According to Dr. Chezy Levy, Israels health ministry director-general, fully vaccinated people in contact with the delta variant will now have to quarantine.

Even though the numbers are low, the fact that this is reaching vaccinated people means that we are still checking how many vaccinated people have also been infected, Levy said, Haaretz reported.

Speaking with state broadcaster Kan public radio, Levy said that approximately 40 to 50 percent of new cases were people who had been vaccinated. He did not appear to specify a time frame for the new cases, according to news reports.

First Winner Of Ohio Vaccine Lottery

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An Ohio woman won the states first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize, and a Dayton-area teen won the first full-ride college scholarship offered by the program, the state announced Wednesday night.

According to Associated Press, winners were selected in a random drawing held Monday and had their information confirmed before a formal announcement was made at the end of the Ohio Lotterys Cash Explosion TV show.

The lottery announced Abbigail Bugenske of Silverton, Ohio as the $1 million winner, and Joseph Costello of Englewood, Ohio as the college scholarship winner.

I would encourage anyone to get the vaccine, Bugenske told the Cincinnati Enquirer. If winning $1 million isnt incentive enough, I dont really know what would be.

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Americans

For more context about the limitations of the data, please read our note about Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Multiracial and Other Race Americans. If youd like to examine the percentage of deaths compared to the percentage of population by racial group for each state , you can find this in our complete data file, available upon request.

/9/21 12:00 Pm Pdt Fda Approval May Boost Vaccination Rates

Experts say full approval from the Food and Drug Administration for COVID-19 vaccines may significantly boost vaccination rates.

Michael Wolf, PhD, associate vice chair for research in the department of medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, told that full FDA approval could get roughly 5 to 10 percent more people vaccinated.

Dr. Paul Offit, a member of the FDAs vaccine advisory committee and director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, said the FDA is working on getting the approval soon.

I think from the standpoint of the public, it really shouldnt matter, Offit said. Its been given to half of the American population. We have more than 300 million doses out there. This is far from experimental.

New York City Will Mandate Vaccination To Access Gyms Restaurants Performances

New York City will be the first major U.S. city to mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination for customers and staff at restaurants, gyms, and other indoor businesses as the United States enters a new phase in the battle against the Delta variant, according to Reuters.

About 60 percent of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to city data. But certain areas, largely low-income communities and communities of color, have lower vaccination rates, reported Reuters.

The policy will begin Sept. 13 and is similar to measures taken in France to prevent disease spread.

We know this is whats going to turn the tide, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference, reported Reuters.

Part of the initiative will be a Key to NYC Pass to serve as proof of vaccination for workers and patrons at fitness centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues, the mayor said.

Over 1000 Counties In Us Have Less Than 30% Vaccination Coverage

While the overall vaccination rate for adults is hovering around 57 percent nationwide, pockets of the United States have vaccination rates far below that number.

Officials from the CDC reported that 1,000 counties have a COVID-19 vaccination rate under 30 percent.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said these counties are primarily in the Southeast and Midwest, and they remain at higher risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially as the more infectious delta variant continues to spread.

There are communities that are vulnerable and where we are now seeing surges in cases, and indeed also hospitalizations, due to what could be the spread of the delta variant and low vaccination rates in these communities, she said.

Vaccinations Lag Among Younger Americans

Experts are turning their focus in the fight against COVID-19 to vaccinating young Americans warning that even though they dont face a high chance of serious illness, they still risk long-term symptoms if they contract the coronavirus, reported .

According to CNN, the United States has hit a new milestone with 50% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

But many experts have identified younger Americans as a critical group for vaccine success and key to bringing the pandemic under control.

CDC data shows that among those 12 to 15 years old, only 1.5 percent have received at least one dose, while only 1.7 percent of 16- to 17-year-olds have, and 7.6 percent of 18- to 24-years-old have.

To reach the threshold of protection needed to limit the virus spread, at least 70 to 85 percent of the U.S. population will need to be immunized through vaccines or infection, health experts told CNN.

People Received Expired Covid

Nearly 900 who were vaccinated against COVID-19 at Times Square in New York City earlier this month received expired doses of the vaccine, reported Business Insider.

The 899 people received the expired doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square between June 5 and June 10.

These people should schedule another shot as soon as possible, the New York City Health Department said, reported The Associated Press .

We apologize for the inconvenience to those receiving the vaccine batch in question and want people first and foremost to know that we have been advised that there is no danger from the vaccine they received, ATC Vaccination Services, the company that administered the shots under contract to the city, said in a statement, reported AP.

Vermont Reaches Vaccination Milestone Lifts All Pandemic Restrictions

Vermont crossed a major vaccination milestone yesterday with more than 80 percent of the states eligible population receiving at least one vaccine dose, according to data from the states health department.

Consequently, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has dropped all remaining pandemic restrictions throughout the state, fulfilling a promise he made last month to lift restrictions once the state eclipsed that milestone, reported NBC5 News.

There are no longer any state COVID-19 restrictions, Scott said during a news conference, reported NBC5. None.

So unless there is a federal requirement in place, like for public transportation or long-term care facilities, employers, municipalities, and individuals can operate under the same conditions as before the pandemic, he said.

Today, drugmaker Novavax announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was 90 percent effective against disease and protected against virus variants in a large phase 3 clinical trial conducted in the United States and Mexico.

Company officials added that the vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing moderate to serious disease.

The findings indicated that the two-shot vaccine had an overall effectiveness of about 90 percent, with preliminary data showing it was safe. This puts the vaccine at about the same level as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccine.

Novavax intends to file for regulatory authorization in the third quarter.

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