More than 5 million children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19

An estimated 5.2 million children worldwide have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19.

The tally covers the beginning of the pandemic through October 2021, during which there were about 5 million deaths globally from COVID-19. With each reported death, at least one child became orphaned — losing one or both parents — or experienced the loss of a caregiver, such as a grandparent or other adult relative that lived in the home, researchers report online February 24 in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Of the more than 3 million children who became orphans, just over 2 million were 10 to 17 years old, nearly 740,000 were ages

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