The corona pandemic has killed about 15 million more people worldwide than would have been the case without the virus outbreak.
The so-called excess mortality calculated by the UN organization is the sum of the direct and indirect mortality attributable to the pandemic.
So it concerns both people who have died from Covid-19 and people who have died as a result of the negative effects of the pandemic on healthcare and other parts of society.
The WHO estimates for the period from the beginning of 2020 to the end of 2021. It considers a margin: the actual number is somewhere between 13.3 million to 16.6 million deaths.