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Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University the death toll now stands at 1,000,555.

The US, Brazil and India make up nearly half of that total.

Experts caution that because of differences in recording deaths the true figure is probably much higher.

The grim milestone comes nearly 10 months after news of the new coronavirus began to emerge in the Chinese city of Wuhan.