Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

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By Kavya B and Roshan Abraham (Reuters) – Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant causes a surge in fatalities, mainly among the unvaccinated. More than half of the world has yet to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Our World in Data It took almost over a year for the COVID-19 death toll 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…

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