One million deaths and rising: Global coronavirus toll passes grim milestone

Times of Israel | Sep 28, 2020 at 9:10 PM
  • More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll Monday, marking a grim milestone in the spread of the disease that has ravaged the world economy, inflamed diplomatic tensions and upended lives from Indian slums to New York City.
  • Europe, hit hard by the first wave, is now facing another surge, with Paris, London and Madrid all forced to introduce controls to slow infections threatening to overload hospitals.
  • Infections in India, home to 1.3 billion people, surged past six million on Monday, but authorities pressed ahead with a reopening of the battered South Asian economy.