Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 1 Million

Headline Roundup September 29th, 2020

Over 1 million people have died from COVID-19 as of Tuesday, with worldwide cases topping 33.4 million. One fifth of the deaths, over 200,000, were in the United States. COVID-19 has also killed 142,000 in Brazil, 96,000 in India, and 76,000 in Mexico. According to Reuters, the virus kills 5,400 people per day, and 226 people per hour. Furthermore, the rise in deaths has accelerated, doubling from 500,000 in the last three months. Public health experts from multiple countries have warned of new spikes in cases, with WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr. Hans Kluge saying that this should be a “wake-up call” to those with “quarantine fatigue.”

There were no major differences in news coverage across bias ratings. Some coverage in outlets on all sides focused on different aspects of the story, such as the firsthand experiences of public health workers. Coverage in left- and center-rated outlets often featured graphs and other data visualizations.

Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 1 Million

From the Left
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More than 1 million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide, marking another milestone in the pandemic's brief but devastating history.

The death toll from the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, now stands at 1,000,555, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The grim tally has been reached in less than nine months since the first death caused by the coronavirus was confirmed by Chinese authorities in the city of Wuhan.
Since then, the virus has disrupted the everyday lives of billions of people around the globe and caused...

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From the Center
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Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India to become the first doctor from their village.

For the coronavirus, though, he was just one more in a million.

After the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late July, his mother wept inconsolably. With her son gone, Premlata Chaudhary said, how could she go on living? Three weeks later, on Aug. 18, the virus took her life, too — yet another number in an unrelenting march toward a woeful...

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From the Right
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There have been over 1 million coronavirus-associated deaths worldwide since the illness was first reported in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

In January, as the virus began to spread outside of the country's borders, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global health emergency, but it wasn’t officially deemed a global pandemic until March.

Since then, the world has been watching as companies race to develop a vaccine, and numerous countries issued lockdowns in hopes of containing the virus’ spread and cutting down...

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