COVID-19: Global caseload crosses 93 Million; high deaths among Blacks & Latinos in US

COVID-19: Global caseload crosses 93 Million; high deaths among Blacks & Latinos in US

Baltimore: The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 93 million, Johns Hopkins University reported.

The exact number of the coronavirus cases stood at 93,018,040 as of 01:20 GMT on Friday.

More than 1.99 million people have died of the disease, the university added.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11.

The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, India and Brazil.

Racial, ethnic disparities in COVID-19 impact on life expectancy in US

Separately, another study has quantified the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on life expectancy in the United States on the basis of racial and ethnic disparities.

A disproportionate number of US COVID-19 deaths have occurred among the Black and Latino populations. To better quantify the racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality, Theresa Andrasfay and Noreen Goldman estimated the effects of COVID-19 on life expectancies at birth in the United States based on projections of total COVID-19 deaths through December 31, 2020.

The authors estimated life expectancy in 2020 to be approximately 1.1 years lower than expected in the absence of COVID-19.

Black and Latino life expectancies were projected to decline by approximately 2.1 and 3.1 years, respectively, whereas the projected decline in White life expectancy was 0.7 years. Consequently, the Black-White gap in life expectancy would increase from 3.6

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