By Benjamin Flowers: As the world goes through year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worldwide have removed many of the restrictions that altered lives and livelihoods back in early 2020. But while many are getting their lives back, Worldometer reports that over 6.2 million people have lost their lives to the virus.
As of 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022, the number of reported deaths connected to COVID-19 was 6,223,651.
The United States accounts for almost 1/6 of the total global deaths, with over 1.01 million COVID-related deaths.
Brazil has the second-highest death toll relating to the virus, at 662,011 deaths, followed by India with 521,965 deaths. The only other countries that have over 200,000 COVID-19 deaths are Russia with over 373,000 and Mexico with over 323,000.
Belize has recorded 672 COVID deaths since March 2020.
Despite the loss of life, countries across the world continue to remove travel restrictions, entry requirements, and even local mandates. In the European Union, many countries such as Italy, Croatia, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, and Poland, are now restriction-free; while others have set a date for such restrictions to come to an end, such as Greece which removes its restrictions on May 2.