Coronavirus Map Shows Global Spread as Death Toll Reaches 5,000

More than 5,000 people around the world have died after contracting coronavirus. 

The virus has successfully spread throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, following the outbreak originating in Asia.

Iran announced another 85 deaths today, pushing its total number of fatalities to 514 amid 11,364 confirmed cases. The real number of cases might be even higher ins some countries, as questions have been raised about authorities’ transparency.

Italy’s fatality total surpassed 1,000 people on Thursday with more than 15,000 confirmed cases.

China still makes up 60% of global infections with 3,000 deaths and 80,000 people positively testing for Covid-19. More than 64,000 people have recovered and been released from hospital.

South Korea has reported 114 new cases and was near 8,000 overall. Officials said 177 patients were released from hospitals, making today the first day recoveries outnumbered new infections since the country’s first patient was confirmed on January 20.

Kenya has recorded its first case of coronavirus. A woman who recently travelled from the US via London became the first person to test positive in the East African country, authorities said.

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