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WASHINGTON: The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday (Aug 5), according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico leading the increase in fatalities.
Almost 5,900 people are passing away every 24 hours from COVID-19 typically, according to Reuters computations based upon data from the past 2 weeks.
That corresponds to 247 individuals per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.
More than 100 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean live in run-down neighborhoods, according to the United Nations Human Being Settlements Program.
The United States, house to around 330 million individuals, has also been battered by the infection in spite of being one of the richest countries in the world.