Coronavirus death toll passes half a million worldwide | ITV News

More than half a million people have died from coronavirus worldwide.

Globally there have been 10 million confirmed cases.

A reported tally from Johns Hopkins University researchers said the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic had reached 500,108.

About one in four of those deaths – more than 125,000 – have been reported in the US.

The country with the next highest death toll is Brazil, with more than 57,000, or about one in nine.

The UK is in third place with 43,550 deaths.

The true death toll from the virus, which first emerged in China late last year, is widely believed to be significantly higher.

Experts say that especially early on, many victims died of Covid-19 without being tested for it.

To date, more than 10 million confirmed cases have been reported globally.

About a quarter of them have been reported in the US.

The World Health Organization announced another daily record in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the world – topping 189,000 in a single 24-hour period.

The tally eclipses the previous record a week earlier at over 183,000 cases, showing case counts continue to progress worldwide.

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