According to a Reuters count, the global number of deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday as the Delta variant causes an increase in deaths, mainly among the unvaccinated.
According to Our World in Data, more than half of the world has yet to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
It took nearly a year for COVID-19 deaths to hit 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 on a seven-day average were in the United States, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and India.
Worldwide, an average of 8,000 deaths were reported every day in the past week, which equates to five deaths per minute.
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