Terrifying chart shows accelerating rate of COVID-19 deaths
Ill man in glasses feeling sick, coughing, wearing protective mask against transmissible infectious diseases and as protection against the flu in public transport

The rate of documented cases of coronavirus is not the only thing that has been increasing at an alarming rate.

A chart posted by cardiac electrophysiologist Kashif Chaudhry shows that the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has been spiking as well.

As Chaudhry documents, it took the world a full 60 days to hit 10,000 COVID-19 deaths, and then just six days after that to hit 20,000 COVID-19 deaths.

"The curve is pointed right up to the skies," Chaudhry comments. "People: stay indoors, governments: equip our hospitals now."

Data compiled by the New York Times shows that confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States surged by nearly ten-fold in just one week, increasing from 5,902 on March 17th to more than 53,000 on March 24th.

See Chaudhry's chart on COVID-19 deaths below.