Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The Making | HuffPost

 Photo by Pennsylvania National Guard via Flickr

Photo by Pennsylvania National Guard via Flickr

The New England Journal of Medicine released a study Tuesday estimating that at least 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This death toll is more than 70 times the official government estimate of 64 people and is likely still only a fraction of the storm’s full human cost.

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