Global report: deaths worldwide pass 900,000 as Trump boasts of ‘amazing’ job in US

Deaths forecast to hit a million in weeks; Trump proud of US effort despite grim figures; Pope Francis seen wearing face mask for the first time

The global coronavirus death toll has passed 900,000 – just over 10 weeks since after 500,000 – as Donald Trump boasted that he had done an “amazing” job with regard to the virus.

Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States, which stand at more than 190,000, account for a fifth of the global total. The figure is equivalent to one death per 1,700 Americans.

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