Global coronavirus death toll tops 7,000

By: AFP      Published: 11:35 PM, 16 Mar, 2020
Global coronavirus death toll tops 7,000

The number of deaths around the world linked to the new coronavirus has topped 7,000, after Italy announced a new surge in fatalities, according to an AFP tally at 1700 GMT on Monday.

A total of 7,007 people have died, with a 175,536 infections recorded globally.

China has the highest number of fatalities at 3,213, followed by Italy with 2,158 deaths and almost 28,000 cases.

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