Coronavirus 14 May 2020 Covid-19 daily report: Global death toll nears 300,000 Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up The number of deaths from Covid-19 around the world rose by 5,255 yesterday to a total of 297,197. There have been 33,342 deaths reported over the last seven days, down slightly from 36,166 in the previous week. › Burundi expels all WHO representatives for interfering with coronavirus response David Ottewell is head of data journalism at New Statesman Media Group. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!