death toll


: the number of people who die in an accident, disaster, war, etc.
Three people who were injured in the accident have died, pushing the death toll up to 116.
The virus's death toll is expected to rise.

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“Death toll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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