The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the death of more than 5 million people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of 2019.
This assessment, which takes into account the deaths recorded by the national health authorities, only represents a part of the deaths actually linked to the coronavirus, reports say.
The WHO estimates that by considering the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially recorded.
In the United States, more than 1,400 deaths have been recorded each day on average over the last seven days, a figure down 15% from the previous week. With 746,747 deaths in total, the country bears the heaviest toll of the pandemic.