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Global Covid-19 death toll passes 30,000

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2020-03-29 5:51:20 AM     ||     Updated: 2020-03-29 3:21:11 PM

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).