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COVID-19 global death toll nears one million, around 20% from U.S. Updated: 2020-09-23 17:05:07 KST

Following the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, in early December, over nine-hundred-70-thousand people globally have died from COVID-19.
The virus has reached two-hundred-20 countries and territories, and one-hundred-98 of those have reported COVID-19 deaths.
The United States is the world's hardest-hit country, with a death toll that exceeds two-hundred-thousand as of Tuesday.
Since the first known death was reported in the U.S. on February 6th, the country has seen an average of eight-hundred-58 coronavirus-related fatalities per day
And makes up for over 20 percent of the world's COVID-19 death toll which means that one out of five COVID-19 deaths is from the U.S.

"I think it's a horrible thing, but if we had not done it right, you could have two million, two and a half million, or three million."

Behind the U.S. is Brazil and India with over 130-thousand and 90-thousand coronavirus deaths respectively.
Countries around the world are now trying to level out what is called their 'percentage of peak figures' a comparison of current daily infections compared to their highest.
For instance, if a country was reporting a thousand new COVID-19 infections a day, but is now only reporting five hundred on average, this is 50 percent of its peak.
But, despite efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the rate of new daily infections is proving difficult to slow down.
Jang Tae-hyun, Arirang News.
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