Global coronavirus cases tops 4 million - UPDATED

Global coronavirus cases tops 4 million - UPDATED
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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide climbed over 4 million on Friday, according to data compiled from health authorities from around the world. Out of those who contracted the disease, more than 274,000 have died, while around 1.37 million recovered, APA reports.

The United States has reported the most cases by far with over 1.3 million confirmed infections. Spain is second with more than 260,000 cases, followed by Italy and the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, China, where the virus was first registered, has just under 83,000 confirmed infections. However, the US has accused Beijing of underreporting numbers.

 

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Global coronavirus-related fatalities Friday exceeded the 270,000 mark, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The figures counted 270,20 deaths, while the numbers of cases and recoveries stand at 3,864,696 and 1,292,672 respectively.

The US is the country hardest-hit by the global pandemic with more than 1.25 million cases and nearly 75,700 fatalities.

The UK has the second-highest death toll with 30,689, followed closely by Italy's tally of 29,958.

China has not registered a single fatality since last week and its death toll continues to stand at 4,637. These figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 187 countries since it first emerged in China in December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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