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World hits 800,000 coronavirus deaths, nears 23 mn confirmed cases

In the US, the nation with the most infections, health officials believe there maybe 10 times more cases than the confirmed 5.6 million

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The world hit a grim coronavirus milestone Saturday with 800,000 confirmed deaths and close to 23 million confirmed cases.

That's according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Governments have been attempting to balance public health with economic health.

Officials believe the true numbers are far higher because of a lack of testing and reporting. In the US, the nation with the most infections, health officials believe there maybe 10 times more cases than the confirmed 5.6 million. The US also leads the world in deaths, with more than 175,000.

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First Published: Aug 22 2020 | 8:52 PM IST

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