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Death Toll in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria Last Year Estimated to be Over 4,000


Most of the deaths came in the three months after the hurricane, from delayed medical care.  The total estimate was 4,645.

“The researchers say their estimate, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, remains imprecise, with more definitive studies still to come. But the findings, which used methods that have not been previously applied to this disaster, are important amid widespread concerns that the government’s tally of the dead, 64, was a dramatic undercount.”

This from a New York Times article whose words were funneled into a Microsoft news application in Windows 10; the story was repeated by every major news portal.

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