Over 3,000 healthcare workers worldwide died from Covid-19

Irish Times | Jul 13, 2020 at 3:00 AM
  • More than 3,000 healthcare workers are known to have died from Covid-19 around the world but in many cases they face reprisals if they speak out against how the disease is being combatted, Amnesty International has said in a new report.
  • The highest numbers of health worker deaths were found in Russia (545), the UK (540, including 262 social care workers), the US (507), Brazil (351), Mexico (248), Italy (188), Egypt (111), Iran (91), Ecuador (82) and Spain (63).
  • In almost all of 63 surveyed countries and territories, it found “serious shortages” of personal protective equipment (PPE) reported by workers.