Coronavirus death toll in Europe crosses 20,000, Italy, Spain worst hit

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people in Europe, according to a count of official figures collected by AFP on Saturday at 2.15 p.m. GMT.

Europe is now the most affected continent with 20,059 deaths out of a total of 337,632 cases. Covid-19 disease killed 9,134 in Italy and 5,690 in Spain – the two hardest hit countries in the world, accounting for three-quarters of all deaths in Europe.

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In the United States, cases have exceeded 100,000 marks. With 104,250 positive tests, it now has more infected patients than any other country in the world. However, deaths from Covid-19 in the United States (1,704) have so far been much lower than in China (3,295), Italy (9,134) and Spain (5,138).

Meanwhile, India has recorded 1 death and has reported over 900 cases of positive coronaviruses.

The number of cases worldwide has crossed 613,830, with another 28,228 dead from the deadly virus.

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