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Global Covid-19 death toll passes 30,000

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More than 30,000 people have died worldwide from the coronavirus – two-thirds of them in Europe – since the epidemic started in China in December, according to an AFP tally based on official sources and the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

Italy alone comprises a third of the 30,003 deaths as its toll shot past 10,000. 

More than 652,000 cases have been declared in 183 countries and territories. 

The countries with the most official deaths are Italy with 10,023, Spain (5,812), mainland China (3,295), Iran (2,517) and France (2,314).

Click on this coronavirus graphic produced by Johns Hopkins University to access the live, online version.

First trains into Wuhan

Trains packed with thousands of passengers arrive in Wuhan where the virus first emerged late last year, as the Chinese city partly reopens after months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million.

Most of the subway network also starts up again and some shopping centers will open their doors next week.

Cases skyrocket in US, Europe

The United States now has the world’s highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections, surpassing 100,000 cases on Friday and rising to past 115,000 on Saturday. 

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