In July 2020, UNICEF reported that virus-linked hunger could lead to the deaths of 10,000 more children a month during worldwide lockdown.
The report further stated that "prevalence of wasting among children under the age of five could increase by 14.3 percent in low- and middle-income countries in 2020, due to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19. Such an increase in child malnutrition would translate into over 10,000 additional child deaths per month with over 50 per cent of these deaths in sub-Saharan Africa."
Whether 10,000 children died in a month due to virus-hunger is currently unknown due to unavailability of data.
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