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Coronavirus death toll passes 1MILLION worldwide amid fears of second wave sweeping Europe and US


THE number of coronavirus deaths worldwide passed one million on Monday evening – more than H.I.V., malaria, influenza, cholera and measles combined during the same 10-month period.

Having initially begun by striking residents in Wuhan, China, COVID-19 may eventually overtake tuberculosis and hepatitis as the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

 The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide reached one million on Monday evening [stock image]

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The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide reached one million on Monday evening [stock image]Credit: AP:Associated Press

The crisis has devastated the global economy over, tested world leaders and pitting science against politics.

Monday’s milestone was reported by Johns Hopkins University and relates to a population the size of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas.

Due to inconsistent reporting, testing – and even suspected concealment by some countries – the true death toll from the virus is expected to be even higher.

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