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Global Covid death toll could be three times higher than official records

Mar 11, 2022 07:03 By News Northern Sound
Global Covid death toll could be three times higher than official records Global Covid death toll could be three times higher than official records
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Ireland's official death toll currently stands at over 6,500.

A new study estimates that the global death toll from Covid-19 could be as high as 18.2 million, three times higher than previously thought.

The official number of recorded deaths is 5.9 million, however The Lancet medical journal suggests the full impact of the pandemic to be far greater.

In Ireland there have been over 6,500 Covid-19 deaths to date.

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Professor Sam McConkey says our figures are more accurate than most countries mentioned in the study.

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