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Coronavirus: How can we imagine the scale of Covid’s death toll? – BBC News

The suffering from the coronavirus pandemic has come to define 2020. But how do you grasp the immense scale of loss? Flowers – symbols of grief, peace, and love…

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7 December 2020
67,072,222 cases
1,536,375 deaths
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The world was firmly in the grip of Covid-19 by April, as the growing petals in this animation show. Then, despite restrictions introduced by many countries, the wave of daily deaths worldwide dipped only slightly.
The number of daily deaths started climbing again at the end of summer in the northern hemisphere. And the petals representing the most…

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