As of December 31, 2020, preliminary estimates indicate that the total number of global deaths attributable to the covid-19 pandemic by 2020 will be at least 3 million, 1.2 million more than the officially reported 1.8 million deaths.
Madrid (EUROPA PRESS). -The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the actual death toll from covid-19 is two to three times the official figure, which is about 4 million people worldwide. “World Health Statistics Report 2021.”
As of December 31, 2020, preliminary estimates indicate that by 2020, the total number of global deaths due to the covid-19 pandemic will be at least 3 million, 1.2 million more than the officially reported 1.8 million deaths.
The WHO recommends that since 90% of countries report disruptions in basic health services and 3% of households spend more than 25% of their budgets on health care in 2015, the risk of universal health coverage is greater.
On the other hand, work shows that the world’s life expectancy at birth has increased from 66.8 years in 2000 to 73.3 years in 2019, and the healthy life expectancy is 58.3 years to 63.7 years. Low-income countries are making the most progress, mainly due to the rapid decline in infant mortality and infectious diseases.
Finally, the report shows that global tobacco use has fallen by 33% since 2000, but adult obesity is increasing. In 2016, more than a quarter of the population in high-income countries were obese. Non-communicable diseases accounted for 7 out of 10 causes of global deaths in 2019.