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Global coronavirus deaths surpass 230,000

While more than 3.2m infected by virus, Johns Hopkins counts an excess of 1m recoveries


Anadolu Agency May 01, 2020
ANKARA: Global coronavirus fatalities exceeded the 230,000 mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university's data counted 230,615 deaths, while the numbers of cases and recoveries stand at 3,247,648 and 1,004,483, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the highest numbers of infections deaths -- over 1 million cases and more than 61,500 fatalities.

Italy has the second-highest death toll with 27,967, followed by the UK's tally of 26,771.

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China said its death toll is 4,637 without registering a single fatality in recent days. Those figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 187 countries since it first emerged in China in December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

COMMENTS (1)

tatvavetta | 1 year ago | Reply Chinese conspiracy to let loose Wuhan virus to enable it to have economic dominance in the world has cost so many lives. World should unite to counter China in her evil designs and prevent future repeating such disaster especially by China. China stopped people from coming to china from outside bur Chinese people traveled freely to Europe spreading Wuhan virus.
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