Coronavirus: Global death toll could triple in next four months
LONDON: A representative from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School for predicting the future impact of the coronavirus has suggested global COVID-19 related deaths could triple by the end of the year to 1.9 million – with Europe, Central Asia and the US most at risk, foreign media reported.
According to the news published in media sectors that the total death toll for the virus could stand at 2.8 million by 1 January 2021 unless governments reconsider easing measures designed to mitigate the spread of Sars-Cov-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.
“These first ever worldwide projections by country offer a daunting forecast as well as a roadmap towards relief from COVID-19 that government leaders as well as individuals can follow,” said IHME director Dr Christopher Murray.
“We are facing the prospect of a deadly December, especially in Europe, central Asia, and the United States.
But the science is clear and the evidence irrefutable: mask-wearing, social-distancing, and limits to social gatherings are vital to helping prevent transmission of the virus.”