Coronavirus: WHO reacts as global death toll exceeds 1 million
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday described the one million deaths from the coronavirus as “a very sad milestone.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has exceeded 1 million.
While cases recorded have passed 33.5 million, the United States is the worst hit with over 7.3 million cases and 209,000 deaths.
Reacting WHO said that many victims suffered “a terribly difficult and lonely death” and their families were unable to say goodbye.
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a UN briefing in Geneva that the global coronavirus death toll has risen past a million.
Harris added that a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.
“People have lost so many people and haven’t had the chance to say goodbye.
“Many people who died alone, it’s a terribly difficult and lonely death.
“The one positive thing about this virus is it is suppressible, it is not the flu,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.