Out of all countries with more than 25 daily average deaths from COVID-19, the death toll rose quickest in India over the last 14 days. New deaths rose by 168 percent on the subcontinent, which now counts an absolute number of more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. This is according to numbers from Johns Hopkins University published by Our World in Data.
India’s count of new deaths increased most despite being one of the bigger outbreaks. Japan’s new death toll increase was in rank 3, almost doubling within 14 days. The country just declared a new state of emergency for several regions, among them Tokyo, where the Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to kick off in less than three months. Other than India, Japan remains a smaller outbreak, however, with only around 10,000 deaths in total to date.
Iran, an early hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, showed a worrying trend once more, as did two other larger outbreaks, in Argentina and in Colombia.
This chart shows the countries with the highest increase in new confirmed COVID-19 deaths between April 13 and April 27, 2021.
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