Global coronavirus death toll tops 160,000

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The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 160,685 on Sunday, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.

More than 2,334,130 declared cases have been registered in193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China inDecember.

Of these cases, at least 518,900 are now consideredrecovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from nationalauthorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflectonly a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

In the United States, now the worst-hit country, the deathtoll stood at 39,090 with 735,287 infections. At least 66,819 patients haverecovered. Italy is the next most-affected country with 23,227 deaths and175,925 confirmed infections.

It is followed by Spain with 20,453 fatalities and 195,944confirmed infections, France with 19,323 deaths and 151,793 infections andBritain with 15,464 deaths and 114,217 cases.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to datedeclared 4,632 deaths and 82,735 cases.Europehas listed 1,153,148 cases and 101,493 deaths to date, the US and Canadatogether have 768,670 cases with 40,619 deaths, Asia 162,256 cases with 6,951deaths, the Middle East 122,819 cases with 5,559 deaths, Latin America and theCaribbean 98,202 cases with 4,915 deaths, Africa 21,165 cases with 1,058 deathsand Oceania 7,879 cases with 90 deaths.

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