Global COVID-19 death toll tops 3 mil.: United States tally

COVID-19 death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge

COVID-19 death toll nears 3 million as India cases surge

Almost half a million people had their second dose - a new record. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,472 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move.

Udaya Regmi of the worldwide Red Cross said the "truly frightening" South Asian surge was a "wake-up call to the world". While some countries like Israel have benefited from mass inoculation efforts, others such as India are battling meteoric rises in infections.

Even as the United States and Britain see their vaccination drives hit their stride, other places both rich and poor, France and India among them, are lagging behind in putting shots in arms and have imposed new lockdowns and other restrictions as cases soar.

In Japan, rising virus cases have stoked speculation that the Olympic Games - postponed past year due to the pandemic - could be cancelled. The public has been asked to stay away because of the pandemic.

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The United States tops the list with 566,224 deaths, followed by Brazil with 368,749, Mexico with 211,693 and India with 175,649.

One of these is Vila Formosa, the largest cemetery in Latin America and a showcase for the lethal cost of the pandemic in Brazil, where more than 360,000 people have died from Covid-19.

The prime minister expressed "cautious optimism" about the nation's progress in curbing the spread of COVID-19, saying there had been some modest improvement. The other places are Britain (4.4 million), Turkey (4.1 million), Italy (3.8 million), and the ten most important countries in the world are Spain (3.4 million) and Germany (about 1.2 million).

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