Global COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 1 Million
A funeral worker wearing PPE places flowers as family members attend the funeral of a person who died of COVID-19, at Cementerio General in Santiago, Chile on Sept. 4, 2020. / Getty / Kyodo
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.
You may also like these stories:
Trump, Biden Clash Over Pandemic in First US Presidential Debate
G-20 Summit in November to Go Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic