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Coronavirus death toll surpasses 13,000

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:35 PM, 22 March 2020   Updated: 02:53 PM, 22 March 2020

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The death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 13,000 in the world. As of Sunday, the total number of deaths has reached 13,069 globally.  

According to data of worldometers, 308,535 people have been diagnosed with the infection, while 95,829 have recovered.  

The COVID-19 is affecting 188 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan). 

Despite the measures introduced so far, the number of new cases and deaths has continued to grow.

Italy announced 793 more deaths on Saturday, the second day in a row of the biggest day-to-day increase in the country's four-week epidemic, after surpassing China's death toll on Thursday. The total number of deaths in Italy has now reached 4,825.

Spain's death toll has also increased to 1,326, the second-highest in Europe after Italy. In Iran, the number of deaths hit another grim milestone of 1,500 as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year. Meanwhile, more than 12,500 people have caught coronavirus in France with the death toll recorded as 562 on Saturday.  

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