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Global Covid-19 death toll soars past 23,000

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The global death toll since the virus first emerged in December has soared past 23,000, 15,500 of them in Europe, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

More than 523,000 declared cases have been registered in 182 countries and territories of which at least 268,191 are in Europe, the worst-hit continent.

The countries with the most deaths are Italy with 8,215 out of 80,589 declared infections, Spain with 4,145 deaths out of 56,197 cases, mainland China with 3,287 deaths out of 81,782 cases, Iran with 2,234 deaths out of 29,406 cases, and France with 1,696 fatalities out of 29,551 cases.

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

London: health ‘tsunami’

Health officials warn of a “tsunami” of COVID-19 patients in London, Britain’s epicenter of the virus. According to an official from the state-run National Health Service there has been an “explosion of demand” in the capital.

With a call for a lockdown being little respected, according to the latest figures, more than 500 patients have died and a total of 11,000 cases have now been confirmed in Britain.

Spain second-worst hit

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