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Covid-19 cases crosses 2 million mark worldwide

AFP
Published : Apr 15, 2020, 4:55 pm IST
Updated : Apr 15, 2020, 4:55 pm IST

Europe is the hardest hit continent, with 1,010,858 cases and 85,271 fatalities.

A medical official checks a patient to ensure the possibilities of COVID-19 disease during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.  (PTI)
 A medical official checks a patient to ensure the possibilities of COVID-19 disease during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)

Paris: More than two million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially registered around the world, half of them in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT Wednesday based on official sources.

At least 2,000,576 infections, including 126,871 deaths, have been recorded. Europe is the hardest hit continent, with 1,010,858 cases and 85,271 fatalities. The United States, where the virus is spreading most rapidly, registered 609,240 cases, and 26,033 deaths.

 

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

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