Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 exceeded 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters speech, as the Delta variant causes a death toll, mainly among the unvaccinated.
More than half of the world has not yet received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Our World in Data.
It took almost over a year for the deaths in COVID-19 to reach 2.5 million, while the next 2.5 million deaths were recorded in 236 days, according to a Reuters analysis
More than half of all global deaths reported with a seven-day average were in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and India.
Globally, an average of 8,000 deaths were reported daily over the past week, equivalent to five deaths per minute.
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