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 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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