World Health Organisation estimates 15 million people have died directly or indirectly from coronavirus
The World Health Organisation estimates that 15 million people worldwide have now died of coronavirus – or as a result of its impact on health services.
WHO data shows the number of excess COVID mortalities to be somewhere between 13.3 million and 16.6 million people from January 1 2020 to December 31 2021. This is more than double the official death toll of around six million.
According to WHO The figures were compiled using country-reported data and statistical modelling.
There were 14.9 million excess deaths associated with COVID-19 by the end of 2021, the UN body said on Thursday.
According to the figures Most excess COVID deaths (86%) happened in Asia, Europe and the Americas.