Mortality Rates Hint at Even Higher Coronavirus Death Toll

May 15, 2020

(Medical Xpress) – The coronavirus has now taken 300,000 lives globally, according to official figures. But depending on the way deaths are counted, the real human cost could be far greater.  The official figures include only those deaths attributed to coronavirus, but experts are increasingly looking at data comparing this year’s death rates with previous years—regardless of the official cause.