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Worldwide coronavirus cases now past the 600,000 mark

Published on: 28 March 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the world has now moved past the 600,000 mark, according to the figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. 

In all, 601,478 people have tested positive for Covid-19, leading to 27,862 deaths.

Italy, Spain, China and Iran continue to be the most affected countries, but the U.S. has the most coronavirus-related cases with nearly 105,000. The U.S. has suffered 1,711 fatalities from the pandemic.

Italy recorded the most deaths with 9,134 fatalities and nearly 86,500 cases, while Spain has 5,138 deaths while over 65,700 have contracted the virus. China, the ground zero of the virus, followed Spain with 3,296 deaths, while its confirmed cases have neared 82,000.

Meanwhile in Iran, the death toll is 2,378 as confirmed cases surpassed 32,300.

Many countries have restricted flights from the most affected regions, implementing lockdowns as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic and Europe the new epicenter of the outbreak.


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