A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP
A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Peru leads global mortality rate after adjusting death toll

  • The official number of fatalities more than doubled from 69,342 to 180,764 after health experts found there had been an undercount
  • Peru now has the highest coronavirus mortality per capita of any country, with 5,484 deaths per million inhabitants

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP
A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru in March. Photo: AP
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