Covid19: Global death toll passes 300,000
The virus has affected more than 4.4 million people worldwide
The novel coronavirus has killed over 300,000 people across the globe since its outbreak last year, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic passed yet another bleak milestone on Thursday.
More than 4.4 million cases have also been recorded, according to the university’s count. Given the varied ways in which different countries report Covid-19 figures and the vast societal impact of the pandemic, the true number of infections and fatalities could be far higher.