Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

  • Family members attend the burial service March 17 of a relative who died from COVID-19, in the Chalco cemetery on the outskirts of Mexico City, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)

  • The remains of a woman who died from complications related to COVID-19 are placed into a niche Tuesday by cemetery workers and relatives at the Inahuma cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The global death toll from the coronavirus topped a staggering 3 million people Saturday amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.