Coronavirus could kill as many as 15 million people: Study

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, a new report says that even in a best-case scenario, the outbreak could kill as many as 15 million people. New modelling from the Australian National University examined seven scenarios of how the COVID-19 outbreak could affect 20 countries and four regions, including the OECD and Asia. In the best-case scenario — or the one with the lowest severity — the researchers estimate more than 15 million people could die within the first year of the outbreak and a US$2.4-trillion loss to the global GDP.