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The true death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be two or three times higher than official figures recording 3.4 million victims, the World Health Organization said.In fact between six and

The true death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be two or three times higher than official figures recording 3.4 million victims, the World Health Organization said.
In fact between six and eight million have died globally at a conservative estimate because of a significant undercount due to a lack of testing, poor record keeping or a failure to include those who died from other conditions due to extra pressure on health resources, officials said.
Presenting its annual World Health Statistics report, the WHO added that total deaths from the pandemic in 2020 were estimated at 3 million or above 1.2 million more than the 1.8 million figure officially collected. Some countries have been accused of massaging official figures.
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