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Coronavirus death toll in Europe passes 75,000

More than 75,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Europe, with 80 percent of the fatalities occurring in Italy, Spain, France and Britain, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.

With a total of 75,011 deaths from 909,673 infections, Europe is the hardest-hit continent in the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed at least 109,133 people worldwide.

Europe’s most affected country is Italy with 19,468 deaths, followed by Spain with 16,972, France with 13,832 and Britain with 9,875.

After 3 days of decline, virus death toll in Spain again rises

Spain’s daily death toll from the coronavirus rises to 619, after falling for three straight days, the government said.

The country, one of the worst hit by the pandemic, has now recorded 16,972 deaths from COVID-19. The daily toll is up from 510 yesterday.

Header: Health workers cry during a memorial for their co-worker that died of the coronavirus at the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes in Leganes, Spain, April 10- 2020. (APManu Fernandez)

Source: AFP