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15 May 2020updated 29 Jul 2021 11:19am

Covid-19 daily report: World passes 300,000 coronavirus deaths

By Michael Goodier

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.

Covid-19 daily report

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