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.

Examples of death toll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is no independent source for the death toll in Gaza. Brian Bennett, TIME, 17 May 2024 Sara Ganim: Earlier the Palestinian envoy spoke emotionally about the death toll in Gaza. Sara Ganim, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 The vote reflected the wide global support for full membership of Palestine in the United Nations, with many countries expressing outrage at the escalating death toll in Gaza and fears of a major Israeli offensive in Rafah, a southern city where about 1.3 million Palestinians have sought refuge. Edith M. Lederer, Fortune, 11 May 2024 Even as the death toll from unprecedented flooding crossed 100 people, conditions are expected to take a turn for the worse in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul as rain continued to fall Friday -- with more expected through the weekend. Kori Skillman, ABC News, 10 May 2024 The death toll from heavy rains has risen to 17, while the number of homes flooded has doubled to more than 4,000, the country’s Civil Protection authorities said. Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald, 6 May 2024 The encampments started in the past few weeks amid the mounting death toll in Gaza. Avani Kalra, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2024 The death toll from heavy rains in Brazil's southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul rose to 13, local authorities said on Thursday, May 2, 2024, as the state government declared a state of public calamity to handle the dramatic situation. Fox News, 3 May 2024 While rats did play a role in spreading the plague, scientists have argued that the poor sanitation and environmental conditions of the era had a much larger hand in the resulting death toll. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2024

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“Death toll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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