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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Drop in population seen as fertility rates fall

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Twenty three nations, including Spain and Japan, are expected to see their populations halve by 2100, according to a new study

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
The fertility rate - the average number of children a woman gives birth to - is falling globally. If the number falls below approximately 2.1, then the size of the population starts to fall. Twenty three nations, including Spain and Japan, are expected to see their populations halve by 2100, according to a new study published in Lancet. If it continues at the current rate, researchers said, it could have a jaw-dropping impact on societies. Read more here

Let’s look at the global statistics:
 


Total Confirmed Cases: 13,323,530


Change Over Yesterday: 220,240

Total Deaths: 578,628

Total Recovered: 7,399,310

Nations hit

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First Published: Jul 15 2020 | 5:10 PM IST

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