The pandemic’s official global toll surpasses 6 million known virus deaths.

Mar 7, 2022

Our Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact Executive Director Beth Blauer is quoted in a March 2022 article by The New York Times.


Though many global coronavirus trends are rapidly improving as countries emerge from surges driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the grimmest metric hit a tragic milestone on Monday.

The number of known Covid-19 deaths around the world surpassed six million, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

“Six million is really unfathomable,” said Beth Blauer, the data leader for the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins. “These are real lives.”

Read more of this article at The New York Times.