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Covid-19 kills 2 million people worldwide

The official global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has surpassed two million, according to Johns Hopkins University. 
The tragic milestone came just over a year after the first Covid-19 death was reported in Wuhan, China.
While the two million figure is horrifying, experts say the real death toll is likely much higher. 
Only confirmed Covid-19 deaths are included in the tally, which means that people who die without a firm diagnosis may not be included.
With testing still inadequate in many countries across the world, there might be hundreds of thousands of additional deaths.
Christopher Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, said that an analysis of excess mortality suggests that as many as one fifth of coronavirus deaths might not be recorded.
“We have found that on average, total deaths are 20% higher than reported deaths,” he told CNN in an email, adding that the ratio varies substantially across different countries.

Written by ExpressDay


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