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April 16, 2020

COVID-19 claims over 30,000 lives in US and infected cases amounting to 639,055

coronavirusKathmandu: The global Coronavirus has claimed 137,020 lives and inflicted 2,064,115 people around the world, while 511,019 people have shown recovery from this disease on Thursday.

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 30,925 and infected cases surging to 639,055 according to John Hopkins University.


Italy reported the second-highest death of 21,645 people and Spain has the third-highest death estimated at 18,708 while France has recorded the fourth-highest death toll of 17,167 due to the contagion.

Spain reported the second-highest infected cases of the virus with its number rising to 177,644  followed by Italy estimated at 165,155 while France has active cases estimated at 134,582. The UK reported the death of 12,868 people and confirmed cases of 99,483.

Likewise, the deadly virus has caused the deaths of 3,804 people in Germany while 134,753 are infected with the virus. Belgium has recorded deaths of 4,440 people and the number of people infected soaring to 35,573. Similarly, Netherland has witnessed the deaths of as many as 3,134 people and infection in 28,316.


China shows a death toll of 3,222 and the infected number of people estimated to be 83,356. Japan reported 143 deaths, Russia 198, and South Korea 225 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has confirmed cases of 76,389 and a death toll of 4,777 people.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 83 deaths while Philippines recorded 349 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 469 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 43 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 50 deaths 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 22 positive cases and Butan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered from this disease.

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