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Global coronavirus deaths top 1,70,000

AFP
Published : Apr 21, 2020, 5:23 pm IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2020, 5:23 pm IST

The figures have been compiled from national authorities and information by the World Health Organization

 Representational image (AFP)
  Representational image (AFP)

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170,000 people globally, close to two thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday.

In total, 170,226 people have died from the virus around the world, including 106,737 in Europe.

 

With 42,364 deaths, the United States has the highest mortality rate, followed by Italy with 24,114 fatalities and Spain's 21,282. France has 20,265 deaths and Britain 16,509.

There are 2,483,086 recorded cases around the world, though the number of actual infections is believed to be higher since many countries are only testing the most serious cases.

The figures have been compiled from national authorities and information by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Tags: world health organisation, coronavirus (covid-19)