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4 Oct 2021
The US COVID death toll has continued to sharply rise, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Meanwhile, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said unvaccinated travelers are not welcome. Follow DW for the latest.
8 Aug 2021
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
21 Jul 2021
India continues to battle a second COVID wave. But there are concerns that many cases are going unrecorded, especially in rural India. DW visited a village near the city of Meerut, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which has seen a spike in deaths from fever.
30 Jun 2021
Coroners are investigating a surge in sudden deaths in British Colombia. Around 100 more people than usual have died over a four-day period as temperatures reached nearly 50 Celsius.
20 Jun 2021
The country, which never had the pandemic under control, hit the tragic milestone as the virus continues to rage and President Jair Bolsonaro continues to ignore scientific recommendations.
12 Jun 2021
The Catholic Church is dragging its feet over apologizing and releasing key records on residential schools for Indigenous children, according to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
29 May 2021
The region, which includes hard-hit Brazil, has recorded almost 30% of all global fatalities. Meanwhile, US states are lifting lockdown restrictions as the rate of vaccination increases. Follow DW for the latest.
24 Apr 2021
There is no space left in the capital Delhi’s crematoriums and graveyards due to the rapidly increasing number of the coronavirus deaths, according to the local sources. While India’s coronavirus situation continues to worsen, with an average of more than 250,000 daily cases, the country reached the highest number of daily COVID-19 death with 1,761 fatalities on Monday.
20 Apr 2021
Drug consumption rooms allow addicts to use safely. In Germany, they’re common; but in Scotland — Europe’s drug death capital — progress is painfully slow.
3 Apr 2021
Dr. Deborah Birx, who coordinated the coronavirus task force under former US President Trump, said that deaths could have been avoided if the administration had responded more effectively. Follow DW for the latest.
30 Mar 2021
The country's true COVID death toll stands above 321,000, almost 60% more than originally thought. The higher fatality rate rivals that of Brazil, one of the hardest-hit countries. Follow DW for the latest.
25 Mar 2021
Brazil's daily Covid-19 death toll has soared past 3,000 for the first time as the hard-hit country struggles to contain a surge of cases that has pushed many hospitals to breaking point.

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