At least 800 people died worldwide from misinformation during the first 3 months of this year, the researchers said.
A study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene says around 5,800 people were treated.
Due to misinformation spread on social media.
Many died from drinking spirits (methanol) or liquids commonly used in cleaning products.
They mistakenly believe that these products can heal the body from the virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has previously said that the “infodemic” surrounding Covid-19 is spreading faster than the virus itself.
Conspiracy theories, rumors, and cultural stigma all contribute to death and injury.
Many victims are consumed by the information that seems credible because it is related to the medical world.
Such as eating large amounts of garlic or consuming large amounts of vitamins.
The information says it is a way of preventing transmission, the study authors said.
There are also victims who believe that the coronavirus can be prevented by drinking cow urine.
All of these measures have “potentially serious implications” for their health, the researchers said.
The research concludes that it is the responsibility of international agencies, governments, and social media platforms to fight “infodemics”.
Meanwhile, technology companies have come under criticism for their slow and partial response.
In the UK, these rules regarding online dangers may be available in a few years.
Previous BBC investigations found a link between attacks, arson, and death caused by misinformation about the coronavirus.
The BBC has also confirmed this to doctors, experts and victims about their experiences.
Rumors circulating online have sparked mob attacks in India and mass poisoning in Iran.
Social media also helps con artists take advantage of the pandemic.
They also sell badges with certain materials that claim to ward off viruses.
Not stopping there, they also urged followers to hand over money in exchange for a “miracle mineral supplement”.
When in fact it is diluted bleach.