“Covid-19 caused 6.9 million deaths worldwide, more than double the official figures. In Italy, the total deaths” would be “175,832” and not 122 thousand. These are the numbers of the report drawn up by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of Seattle, an independent research institute, based at the University of Washington School of Medicine. According to the analysis, deaths from covid would be significantly underestimated in all countries. The United States, for example, according to the report would have 905,000 victims and not about 580,000, as reported by official documents. In the document, it is specified that only deaths “directly caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus” are considered and not those caused by the very serious problems accused by health systems in all nations. Globally, the latest figures refer to 3.26 million deaths overall. According to the IHME report, updated a few days ago, the dramatic toll would have already reached 6.9 million. “The pandemic is dire, but this analysis shows that the real toll is far worse. Understanding the actual death numbers allows us to gauge the scale of this global crisis and offers useful information to policymakers who need to plan recovery,” he says. Professor Chris Murray, director of the institute. The models used, according to IMHE, would allow to evaluate the real impact of the pandemic in the 20 most affected countries. In India, the deaths would be 654,395 and not just over 220,000. Mexico would be at 617,127 and not around 215-220,000. Brazil (595,903) and Russia (593,610) would be close to 600,000 dead. The UK would exceed 200,000 deaths (209,661), with over 50,000 more fatalities than the official toll. Similar increase, according to the report, also for Italy.