Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) recently published a study showing that total global COVID-19 deaths are significantly higher than previously thought. Our results, which are based on an analysis of excess mortality comparing observed deaths to deaths expected based on seasonal patterns and trends in the last five years, show that COVID-19 has caused approximately 6.9 million deaths globally, more than double what official numbers suggest.

As part of this release, IHME presents a webinar hosted by Institute Director, Dr. Christopher Murray, to learn more about these estimates and the underlying methodology, as well their implications for new forecast through September 1, 2021. We will also be happy to respond to any questions you may have regarding these results and their implications for the broader effort to combat COVID-19.
Period20 May 2021
Event typeOnline presentation
LocationSeattle, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • COVID-19
  • Modelling
  • Methodology
  • Forecasts
  • Deaths
  • Maps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)