Bloomberg: Global Covid Deaths Estimated To Reach 5.3 Million By December

The world will see 5.3 million reported deaths and 12 million excess fatalities by December as the delta variant drives a surge in Covid-19 cases, according to projections by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

The U.S.-based institute expects deaths to peak at the beginning of September then slowly decline afterward, it said in a report published Friday. The IHME’s forecasts distinguish between officially reported Covid-19 deaths and excess deaths attributed to the illness including unreported fatalities.

There have been almost 4.3 million deaths from Covid-19 globally since the start of the pandemic, according to the World Health Organization.

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