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Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000


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At least 101,732 have died worldwide from the coronavirus out of more than 1.6 million cases in 193 countries, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Europe remains the hardest-hit continent with more than 70,200 deaths. Italy has the highest death toll at 18,849 followed by Spain with 15970 and France 13,197.

The United States with 486,994 is the hardest-hit country in terms of cases, of whom more than 18,000 have died.

Click on the above graphic to see a live version. Source: Johns Hopkins University

Lockdown extensions

Italy extends its lockdown due to expire on April 13 until May 3.

Ireland prolongs its confinement to May 5.

Portugal is to extend its state of emergency until May 1.

The mayor of Moscow says tighter restrictions are needed, as clinics are approaching their limits.



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