I read an article from the NYT, and it reads: Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said there were "numerous" dead.
I just wonder if 'numerous' can be used with dead. As I understand it, 'the dead' is used as an uncountable, but collective noun. How can this be used with numerous, which, as far as I know, should be used with plural and countable nouns such as "numerous kids"?
Please help. Thank you in advance.