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Estimated Covid-19 deaths are said to have topped 36 500.
Estimated Covid-19 deaths are said to have topped 36 500.
Sharon Seretlo

In May this year, Covid-19 projections showed that 40 000 people could die from the novel coronavirus, while thousands more would be hospitalised.

It was the first time the models had been made public and the numbers were staggering, putting the harsh lockdown measures implemented in March into stark context.

But at the time they were released, the model was already three weeks old.

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