Global COVID death toll tops 5 million
The Independent says On Monday, the number of people who have died from coronavirus around the world reached five million, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
The total death toll is almost equivalent to the population of Scotland and rivals the number of people killed in war since 1950, according to estimates from the Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Globally, COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death, after heart disease and stroke.
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