Global coronavirus death toll rises to more than 300,000

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 15, 2020, 07:33 AM(IST)

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COVID-19 has now infected  4,438,371 people worldwide and  302,115 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around  1,587,780 people of that tally have recovered.

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 300,000 people worldwide, mostly in Europe and the United States, since it emerged in China late last year.

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Cases of infections of the deadly coronavirus have surpassed 4.4 million worldwide as COVID-19 spreads across Europe, North America and South Asia.

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COVID-19 has now infected  4,438,371 people worldwide and  302,115 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around  1,587,780 people of that tally have recovered.

A few days ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) had claimed how lifting lockdowns too early could lead to a second wave and would be a catastrophe.

The epicentre of the pandemic has shifted twice, first from China to Europe, and then from Europe to North America.

Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University have reported in its map that the United States has taken the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment.

The United States has registered the most deaths at 85,194 followed by Britain with 33,614, Italy at 31,368, France at 27,425 and Spain with 27,321 fatalities.

(With inputs from agencies)
 

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