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COVID deaths in Europe pass 2 million mark — WHO

Illustrative: A pallbearer takes a picture of a coffin for the relatives of a deceased person at the cemetery of Grassobbio in the province of Bergamo, as they could not attend the ceremony because they are in quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus, March 23, 2020 . (Piero Cruciatti/AFP)
Illustrative: A pallbearer takes a picture of a coffin for the relatives of a deceased person at the cemetery of Grassobbio in the province of Bergamo, as they could not attend the ceremony because they are in quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus, March 23, 2020 . (Piero Cruciatti/AFP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in Europe, the long-time epicenter of the pandemic, has passed two million, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

“A devastating milestone has passed as reported confirmed COVID-19 deaths from countries in the WHO European Region have exceeded more than 2 million people,” the UN health agency says in a statement.

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