The global death toll attributed to the coronavirus pandemic has topped four million and is still climbing, according to figures released Thursday by Johns Hopkins University.
A live tracker of the virus collated by the university outlined 4,001,791 people have died and more than 185 million have been infected during the pandemic.
UPI reports some 40 percent of those deaths can be attributed to the three countries of the United States, Brazil and India. The U.S. leads the world in deaths with 606,218 followed by Brazil with 528,540 and India with 405,028.
While the U.S. missed President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one vaccine shot into 70 percent of American adults by the Fourth of July, deaths nationwide are down sharply to around 225 per day, from a peak of over 3,400 per day in January.
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