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Global Covid-19 death toll tops 100,000

Global Covid-19 death toll tops 100,000
Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. - America's coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalizations continued to fall. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo source: News Straits Times)

PARIS: More than 100,000 people have died worldwide from the Covid-19 coronavirus, with nearly 70 per cent of all fatalities in Europe, according to an AFP tally on Friday compiled from official sources.

A total of 100,661 people have been killed, including 70,245 in Europe, since the virus first emerged in China in December.

Italy has the highest number of deaths with 18,849, followed by the United States with 17,925 and 15,843 in Spain.

The figures were compiled by AFP using official government data and World Health Organisation statistics. – AFP


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