The coronavirus has killed over 1 million people worldwide, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
The global death toll reached half a million at the end of June, more than five months after the first COVID-19 related death was recorded in China. It took three months for that number to double worldwide.
The United States leads the world in deaths, with over 205,000 fatalities and counting. Brazil has the second most deaths with over 141,000 and counting.
The two previous major global pandemics, the 1957-1958 H2N2 pandemic and the 1968 H3N2 pandemic, each also killed around 1 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 1918 Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern times, killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide.