Deaths in the United States, Australia and New Zealand in 2020 were among the highest in recorded history, according to the World Health Organization.
The agency said more than 6 million people were killed in the five years to the end of January 2020.
More than 2.5 million people died in 2018, which was the deadliest year on record.
In the United Kingdom, 2.2 million people perished, the agency said.
Deaths were highest in Australia, where the rate was more than five times the UK average.
Deaths in New Zealand were the highest on record, accounting for nearly 1 in every 1,000 people, the health agency said in a report released Friday.
Deaths rose by more than 20 percent in China, where more than 5 million people lost their lives in the last year, according the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
The number of people in hospitals declined slightly to 8.7 million from 9.4 million in the previous year.
More: WHO data shows deaths by country in 2020The number of new cases of Ebola in the Americas rose by about 10 percent to 2,734, while cases in Europe, including France and Italy, increased by about 15 percent to 1,984.
There were no new confirmed cases of the virus in the European Union or the United Nations.