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 Death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria more than 70 times higher than official government count

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PostSubject: Death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria more than 70 times higher than official government count   Wed May 30, 2018 10:10 am

As many as 5,740 may have died as a result of Hurricane Maria, a new study has found. The official government tally stands at 64.

At least 4,645 people — and perhaps as many as 5,740 — died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria, according to a new study published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

The official government death toll for that devastating storm pales in comparison at 64, a figure the researchers called “a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria.”


https://thinkprogress.org/death-toll-puerto-rico-study-974eff374e7e/
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