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Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:06 PM

Global coronavirus death toll passes one million

The global death toll from the new coronavirus, which emerged less than a year ago in China and has swept across the world, passed one million on Sunday.

The pandemic has ravaged the global economy, inflamed geopolitical tensions and upended lives, from Indian slums and Brazil's jungles to America's biggest city New York.

Drastic controls that put half of humanity - more than four billion people - under some form of lockdown by April at first slowed its pace; but since restrictions were eased cases have soared again.

On Sunday 2230 GMT the disease had claimed 1,000,009 victims from 33,018,877 recorded infections, according to an AFP tally using official sources.

The United States has the highest death toll with more than 200,000 fatalities - followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and Britain.

At: https://news.yahoo.com/global-coronavirus-death-toll-passes-225324933.html



An old-age home being evacuated recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina - where despite early and stringent measures, the daily Covid-19 death rate is now among the highest in the world.

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David__77 Sep 27 #1
BigmanPigman Sep 27 #2
eppur_se_muova Sep 28 #3
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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:09 PM

1. America #1!

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Sun Sep 27, 2020, 09:30 PM

2. I just checked out Worldometers bar graphs

and the new cases and new deaths are both increasing. That means in a few weeks it will be even worse.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

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Response to sandensea (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 10:54 AM

3. Hmmmm ... does that still count as 'virtually nobody' ?

Is the convention that we round off to the nearest 10 million ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 28, 2020, 01:25 PM

4. As Orange Amin might say:

"I'm ok, Ivanka's ok, my accountant's ok - so what's the problem?"

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