Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 300,000 - Reuters tally

By comparison, an estimated 400,000 people die annually from malaria, one of the world's most deadly infectious diseases. While the current trajectory of COVID-19 falls far short of the 1918 Spanish flu, which infected an estimated 500 million people, killing at least 10% of patients, public health experts worry the available data is underplaying the true impact of the pandemic. (Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open in an external browser.)