The world’s COVID-19 death toll is approaching yet another once-unthinkable number — nearly three million people have died from the virus since the first cases surfaced more than 14 months ago and upended life for people across the globe.

Iran Press/America: The global death toll stands at 2,990,993, while the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to nearly 140 million, according to a New York Times database, as countries race to provide enough vaccines to slow the relentless pace of infections.

The pace of deaths has been accelerating. The world did not record one million deaths until Sept. 28 but had recorded two million by Feb. 21, less than five months later. And the latest million took under two months.

The United States, Brazil, and Mexico lead the world in COVID-19  deaths.


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