The number of global deaths related to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus (coronavirus) surpassed 300,000 on Friday, May 15, just four months after the virus first emerged in China.
Data from Worldometers website also shows that the CCP Virus is affecting more than 4.5 million people in 213 countries and territories around the world, of which more than 1.7 million patients have recovered.
According to Reuters, after the first death was reported on Jan. 10 in Wuhan, China, it took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100,000, a further 16 days to reach 200,000, and next 19 days to top 300,000.
Russia saw nearly 11,000 new infections in just one day, bringing the total to nearly 263,000 cases as of Friday, ranking behind the United States with nearly 1.5 million cases, and Spain with nearly 273,000 cases.
The United States has reported nearly 87,000 deaths from the CCP Virus, accounting for more than a quarter of all fatalities from around the globe.
The United Kingdom and Italy have reported more than 30,000 deaths each, while France and Spain reported more than 27,000 deaths each.
The milestone of 300,000 deaths was reached as a top U.S. senator unveiled a plan to hold the CCP accountable for its”lies, deception, and coverups” that ultimately led to the global virus pandemic.
“The Chinese government [the CCP] maliciously covered up and enabled a global pandemic that has caused misery for so many Americans. This is the same regime that locks up its own citizens in labor camps, steals America’s technology and jobs, and threatens the sovereignty of our allies,” said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), presenting his detailed plan on Thursday, May 14.
“This is a major wake-up call to the United States and the rest of the free world. My plan of action will hold the Chinese government [CCP] accountable for lying about COVID-19 [CCP Virus]; sanctioning the Chinese government [CCP] while protecting America’s economy, public health, and national security,” he said.
A group of nine U.S. senators earlier this week also introduced a bill that authorizes President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on the CCP if it fails to cooperate and provide a full accounting of the events leading up to the outbreak of the CCP Virus.