COVID Death Toll Passes 5 Million

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center says the global death toll from COVID-19 has passed the 5 million mark.

The center reported early Monday that the global death toll from the COVID pandemic has reached 5,000,425, just four months after the 4 million death milestone.

Monday marks the easing of travel restrictions in Australia for its citizens and permanent residents who will no longer be subjected to a two-week quarantine when re-entering the country. Australians will also be able to leave the country without getting special permission.

Thailand began allowing fully vaccinated tourists into the country Monday. Thailand’s economy has been pummeled by the tourist restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that although she is fully vaccinated, she has contracted COVID-19 adding that she is exhibiting only mild symptoms and is in quarantine. Members of her household have also tested positive for COVID-19, she said in a Twitter post Sunday. Psaki did not travel to Europe with U.S. President Joe Biden for the G-20 summit of world leaders.


British health care workers began their scheme Monday to visit over 800 schools to inoculate youngsters, 12-15 years old, with COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup said, “Thanks to the dedication of NHS (National Health Service) vaccine teams, we are making it as simple as possible for parents or guardians to book COVID-19 vaccines for their children.”

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center said Monday that nearly 7 billion vaccines have been administered worldwide.




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