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Coronavirus: Death toll in US exceeds China

The death toll of coronavirus in the US has officially exceeded that of China where the deadly virus broke out.

Johns Hopkins University confirmed the figures on Tuesday.

The Baltimore-based university reported that US has recorded 3,415 deaths from COVID-19 more than the 3,309 reported officially in China.

However, Italy remains the country with the most fatalities, as 12,428 people have died since the virus broke out in the country.

Italy is followed by Spain which has recorded 8,269 deaths, and then the United States.

The US is also the country with the highest confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world, with 175,067 cases. Italy is next with 105,792 cases, followed by Spain with 94,417 and China with an official tally of 82,278.

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has risen to 41,072, and at least 82 cases recorded in 186 countries.

Of these confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, at least 164,900 are now considered recovered.

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