At least 1,500 nurses have died from coronavirus around the world, according to analysis from the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
That toll is up from 1,097 in August -- but it is only a partial accounting, and does not reflect the true number of deaths, since the group was only able to gather data from 44 of the world's 195 countries.
Since May 2020, we have been calling for the standardised and systematic collection of data on healthcare worker infections and deaths, and the fact that is still not happening is a scandal," ICN Chief Executive Officer Howard Catton told a virtual conference on October 27.
The group's own analysis suggests that about 10% of coronavirus cases globally are among healthcare workers.
The ICN represents more than 130 national nursing associations with 20 million members globally.