Foreign/World NewsNews

COVID-19 Pandemic: 13 To 17 million killed in 2020-21 — WHO

The World Health Organization, WHO, on Thursday stated that the Covid-19 pandemic killed 13.3 to 16.6 million people in 2020 and 2021.

According to the UN health agency in a statement, “New estimates from the World Health Organization show that the full death toll associated directly or indirectly with the Covid-19 pandemic between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, was approximately 14.9 million (range 13.3 million to 16.6 million).”

“The figure calculates what is termed as excess mortality due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has upended much of the planet for more than two years.

“These sobering data not only point to the impact of the pandemic but also to the need for all countries to invest in more resilient health systems that can sustain essential health services during crises, including stronger health information systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

All rights reserved. This material and other digital volumes on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from THE NEWS ACCELERATOR NETWORK.

Contact: thenewsacceleratornetwork@gmail.com or 08022717838, 08033599492

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.