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KATHMANDU: The death toll from the coronavirus has climbed to 24,081 as the deadly novel virus has spread to 199 countries.
According to the latest figures collated by the Johns Hopkins University, 533,416 have been infected with the COVID-19, of which 121,773 people have returned home after recovery globally.
America has overtaken China with 85,505 confirmed cases. China has 81,782 cases followed by Italy with 80, 589 cases.
Likewise, Italy has the highest number of deaths with 8,215 followed by Spain with 4, 365 while that of China is 3, 169.
Similarly, Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed that of China’s, becoming the second highest in the world.
The number of deaths in Spain has soared to 4,365 after 931 people died in 24 hours on Thursday.
Almost 57,786 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Spain. Madrid is the country’s worst affected region but Catalonia in the north-east has seen a rapid increase in cases.
In India, where the country’s 1.3 billion people were under orders to stay home, legions of poor were suddenly thrown out of work and many families were left struggling for something to eat.
Likewise, South Korea has reported 91 new coronavirus cases on Friday. The total number of cases in the country has now reached 9,332, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New Zealand confirmed on Friday at least 85 new cases of coronavirus. The total number of cases in the country has now reached 368.
With 6,615 new confirmed cases, the total number of cases in Germany has reached 43,938 while 267 have died. Iran has reported 2,234 deaths while 29, 406 have been infected.
Similarly, 1,696 have died in France with 29, 155 infected, according to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University.