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Global coronavirus death toll tops 40,000: AFP tally

PARIS, March 31, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than

40,000 people worldwide with nearly three-quarters of the deaths in Europe,

according to an AFP tally at 1620 GMT Tuesday using official figures.

A total of 40,057 deaths have been recorded across the world, including 29,305

in Europe, with Italy registering 12,428, followed by Spain with 8,189 and China

with 3,305.

Since the virus emerged in China in December, 803,645 global infections have

been confirmed, more than half of them in Europe, which has 440,928.;

The United States and Canada has 172,071 cases and 3,243 deaths and Asia has

108,421 cases with 3,882 deaths.

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