Coronavirus 15 May 2020 Covid-19 daily report: World passes 300,000 coronavirus deaths Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up At least 302,418 people have died from Covid-19 so far, according to the latest statistics published by Johns Hopkins University. The figures are likely to be an undercount, as they do not include people who have died without being tested for the disease. The grim milestone means that the epidemic has now killed more people than both the 1812 Russian typhus outbreak and the 1812-1819 Ottoman plague. Deaths appear to be falling in the UK, but the US and Italy have both seen a slight uptick in the number of people killed over the past two days. › “It’s a grief process for us all”: How to care for a mourning nation Michael Goodier is a data journalist at New Statesman media group Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!