The global toll of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 3 million on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
By the numbers: The U.S. has seen more deaths (566,238) than any other country, followed by Brazil (368,749) and Mexico (211,693).
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The global death toll hit 2 million in January.
There were approximately 12,900 daily deaths around the world associated with the coronavirus reported on Friday.
Reality check: "The true death toll from COVID-19 will never be known with any precision," Axios' Dave Lawler writes.
The actual number is believed to be higher due to possible data concealment and cases that were overlooked in 2019, AP reports.
The big picture: "The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined," AP adds.
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