Coronavirus now blamed for 1M deaths worldwide

by Laura Mize · Sep 29th, 2020 11:18 am

Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 6:58 pm

More than one million people worldwide have died of COVID-19 or causes related to the virus since it was first reported in late 2019, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

As of Tuesday, the total global death toll stood at more than 1,003,000 and the U.S. toll was more than 205,000 deaths. The data from Johns Hopkins does not provide information on how many people died of COVID-19 alone and how many had other conditions that contributed to their deaths.

Many American states are easing restrictions and moving toward resumption of normal life.

Still, some experts warn that a second wave of the pandemic may strike in the fall or winter.

" ... you really want the level of community spread to be as low as you possibility get it," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases expert, told ABC News. "There's certainly parts of the country that are doing well, but there are states that are starting to show an uptick in cases and even some increases in hospitalizations in some states. And, I hope not, but, we very well might start seeing increases in deaths."

The World Health Organization is currently reporting a high number of cases in Europe, and some parts of the United Kingdom have seen a spike in coronavirus cases that has led to reinstated lockdowns.


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