More deaths than from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), malaria and tuberculosis combined in 2020
5.35M TOTAL NUMBER OF COVID-19 DEATHS AS OF DECEMBER 20, 2021
GENEVA – More than 3.3 million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 this year – more deaths than from HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), malaria and tuberculosis combined in 2020, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said the novel coronavirus continues to claim around 50,000 lives worldwide every week, but he told journalists that “2022 should be the year we end the pandemic” with the tools the world has at its disposal.
Tedros was speaking at the first hybrid press conference held by the WHO for journalists from the United Nations in Geneva and the first such meeting since July 2020 that Anadolu Agency facilitated. Read More