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WHO: 10% of world's people may have been infected with virus

Virus Outbreak WHO
Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 10:50:37-04

GENEVA (AP) — The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization says its “best estimates” indicate that roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus.

The estimate — which would amount to more than 760 million people based on current world population of about 7.6 billion — far outstrips the number of confirmed cases as tallied by both WHO and Johns Hopkins University, now more than 35 million worldwide.

Experts have long said that the number of confirmed cases greatly underestimates the true figure.