Mapping health worker deaths from COVID-19

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health workers who keep us safe have been losing their lives. Doctors, nurses, social care workers, cleaning staff, ambulance drivers, and administrators are among the brave individuals who have died after contracting the virus.

There is currently no systematic global tracking of how many health workers have died after contracting COVID-19. However, Amnesty International has collated and analysed a wide range of available data to monitor the number of deaths in 80+ countries.

This information is visualized in the map below, which is updated periodically. 

Figures for countries may not always be directly comparable due to different methods used to collect data, and definitions of health workers used in different countries. These figures are likely to be a significant underestimate, due to underreporting by many of the countries included in the analysis. 

For more information on methodology, please see the information at the bottom of the map, and Amnesty’s July 2020 report.

Source / Read More: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/09/mapping-covid19-health-worker-deaths/

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