Puerto Rico Acknowledges Much Higher Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Than Originally Reported

Hurrican Maria over Peurto Rico

(From USA Today)

The Puerto Rican government acknowledged Thursday that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was more than 1,400 – an estimate many times higher than the official count it has clung to for months.

In a draft report to Congress posted online, the government said the revised number of deaths should be 1,427, based on public health records.

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