The number of people who have died due to the coronavirus worldwide surpassed a half a million on Sunday, according to new data.
Reported fatalities of COVID-19 stood at 500,108 as of Sunday evening, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Brazil followed in the grim count with 57,070 fatalities, and then the United Kingdom with 43,634 deaths.
At least 10 million people globally have caught the respiratory illness, which emerged last year in Wuhan, China.
The US has seen more than 2.5 million infections since the beginning of the pandemic, with cases recently soaring in some states including Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.
News – Coronavirus death toll surges to over 500K globally