Global death toll

Covid-19 deaths pass five million worldwide

Vaccines have slowed the death rate, but some health experts say the true toll could be far higher.

The milestone comes amid warnings from health officials that cases and deaths in some places are rising for the first time in months.

Nearly 250 million cases of the virus have been recorded worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the pandemic's real global death toll could be two to three times higher than official records.

In the US, more than 745,800 people have died, making it the country with the highest number of recorded deaths.

Coronavirus global death toll passes 900

The Hubei Health Authority reported that 91 more people died of coronavirus in Hubei province yesterday. 

The death toll for mainland China is now "at least 902" with the global death toll at "at least 904", CNN reports, with one death in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines.

In China's Hubei province where the virus broke out the total number of people infected with the virus is more than 29,600.

The vast majority of the confirmed cases are in mainland China.