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Global virus death toll passes 450,000: AFP tally

PARIS, June 18, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The number of people killed by
coronavirus worldwide passed 450,000 on Thursday, after the toll
doubled in just a month and a half, according to an AFP tally compiled
from official sources at 1615 GMT.

A total of 450,004 people have died from the disease out of
8,395,929 cases reported across the world since COVID-19 emerged in
China late last year.

Europe has been the hardest-hit continent, with 190,120 deaths from
2,469,242 infections, but the pandemic is now spreading most rapidly
in Latin America, which has recorded 86,706 deaths from 1,840,488
cases.

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