Covid death toll climbs to 1,90,000 worldwide, two thirds of fatalities from Europe

AFP

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The country with the most deaths is the United States with 49,963, followed by Italy with 25,549, Spain with 22,157

A nurse checks the temperature of a woman as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus outside the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Bangkok. AFP Photo

Paris: The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic crossed 190,000 on Friday, with nearly two-thirds of the fatalities in Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources at 0740 GMT.

A total of 190,089 people have died and 2,698,733 been infected since the virus emerged in China in December. The hardest hit continent is Europe, with 116,221 deaths and 1,296,248 cases.

The country with the most deaths is the United States with 49,963, followed by Italy with 25,549, Spain with 22,157, France with 21,856 and Britain 18,738.

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