The BBC reports:
The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years.
The WHO believes many countries undercounted the numbers who died from Covid – only 5.4 million were reported. In India, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths, it says – 10 times the official figures – and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.
Alongside India, countries with the highest total excess deaths included Russia, Indonesia, USA, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. The numbers for Russia are three-and-a-half times the country’s recorded deaths.
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Covid death toll: 15 million
Over half the excess deaths were in lower middle-income nations
India: 4.7 million Covid deaths
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