Coronavirus has killed 1 million people worldwide. Experts fear the toll may double before a vaccine is ready

Corbin Pettigrew and Laura Smith -Park

(CNN)More than 1 million people have diedfrom the coronavirus worldwide, marking another milestone in the pandemic’s brief but devastating history.

The death toll from the coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, now stands at 1,000,555, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The grim tally has been reached in less than nine months since the first death caused by the coronavirus was confirmed by Chinese authorities in the city of Wuhan.
Since then, the virus has disrupted the everyday lives of billions of people around the globe and caused widespread economic damage. More than 33 million cases have been confirmed worldwide and outbreaks continue to plague many countries.