Influenza still dwarfs COVID-19 deaths
COVID-19 has killed more than 500,000 people since the outbreak began in late 2019 but the figure still hasn’t caught up to seasonal influenza which causes up to 650,000 deaths per year.
More than 10 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed.
Of those 5.5 million have recovered and 500,000 have died.
While the US has the highest number of cases, Belgium has the greatest death rate per million at 840 followed by the UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden, France and the states.