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April 15, 2020

Loss of 127,000 lives and 2,000,00 people infected globaly by COVID-19

Kathmandu: The global Coronavirus epidemic has triggered a total loss of 127,000 lives and 2,000,00 people infected around the world, while 472,948 people have shown recovery from this disease on Wednesday.

The US continues to top the list of countries facing the highest number of deaths and positive cases of the deadly virus with its death toll rising to 25,924 and infected cases surging to 602,989 according to John Hopkins University.

Europe

Italy reported the second-highest deaths of 21,067 people and the Spain has the third-highest death estimated at 18,056 while France has recorded fourth highest death toll of 15,729 due to the contagion.

Spain reported the second-highest infected cases of virus with its number rising to 172,541  followed by Italy estimated at 162,488 while France has active cases estimated at 131,361. The UK reported the death of 12,107 people and confirmed cases of 94,845.

Likewise, the deadly virus has caused the deaths of 3,294 people in Germany while 131,359 are infected with the virus. Belgium has recorded deaths of 4,157 people and the number of people infected soaring to 31,119. Similarly, Netherland has witnessed the deaths of as many as 2,945 people and infection in 27,580.

Asia

China shows a death toll of 3,221 and the infected number of people estimated to be 83,306. .Japan reported 143 deaths, Russia 170, and South Korea 222 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has confirmed cases of 74,877 and a death toll of 4,683 people.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 82 deaths while Philippines recorded 335 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 459 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 41 people while Singapore has reported the death of 10 people.

SAARC Region 

In the SAARC region India reported 393 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 96 people. Bangladesh has reported over 46 people while Srilanka has witnessed deaths of 7 people. Nepal has 16 confirmed cases of which one person has already recovered from the epidemic.  Maldives has 20 positive cases and Butan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered from this disease.

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