Global Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 700,000, One Person Dies Every 15 Seconds on Average

August 6, 2020 by Christen Aldrich

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce

Last modified August 7, 2020

The global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 700,000 on Wednesday, according to this Reuters article, with the United States, Brazil, India, and Mexico leading the rise in fatalities.

Nearly 5,900 people are dying every 24 hours from COVID-19 on average, according to Reuters calculations based on data from the past two weeks.

That equates to 247 people per hour, or one person every 15 seconds.

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