Covid-19: Global Death Toll Surpasses 42,000

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Deadliest day for Europe and US.

US death toll has exceeded 4,000, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The virus known as Covid-19 has spread to at least 179 countries and regions around the globe, while confirmed cases have exceeded 859,796.

The global death toll rose to 42,341.

A total of 178,301 people diagnosed with the virus globally have recovered.

The US has reported the most number of cases – 189,618 – with 4,076 deaths.

Even as millions of Americans hunkered down in their homes under strict “stay-at-home” orders, the death toll shot up by more than 850 yesterday, by far the most for a single day.


Italy has reported the highest number of deaths from the virus with 11,591 fatalities, followed by Spain at 8,260 and China at 3,309.

Death toll from the coronavirus in Germany rose to 687 on Tuesday.

Germany is the third worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, but its death toll so far remained lower than the two hardest-hit countries, Italy and Spain.

Iran has reported 2,898 deaths from the virus.

Spain’s health authorities confirmed on Tuesday that the country’s total number of coronavirus cases increased by 9,222 to 94,417, a higher daily rise in new cases than on Sunday and Monday, when 6,549 and 6,398 new cases were confirmed respectively.