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Sobering Milestone: Global Coronavirus Deaths Near 1 Million

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The world is nearing a million deaths from COVID-19 — with almost every nation having lost people to the disease. And in the five countries hit badly by the pandemic, the trend remains worrisome.

As of Monday morning, the number of deaths was just over 998,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine dashboard

NPR global health correspondent Nurith Aizenman discusses the global rise in this interview.