Global COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 1 Million

By Kyodo News 30 September 2020

WASHINGTON—The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 1 million, with confirmed infections at more than 33 million, a tally by Johns Hopkins University in the United States showed Monday.

The COVID-19 death toll in the nine months since the first case of novel coronavirus infection was reported to the World Health Organization exceeds the annual fatalities of around 400,000 from malaria and 690,000 from AIDS, according to the latest figures.

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