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April 17, 2020

COVID-19 claims over 34,000 lives in US & global death toll soars to 145,593

Kathmandu: The global Coronavirus has claimed 145,593 lives and inflicted 2,152,647 people around the world, while 5,42,107 people have shown recovery from this disease on Friday.

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 above 34,000 and infected cases surging to 667,801  according to John Hopkins University.


Italy reported the second-highest death of 22,170 people and Spain has the third-highest death estimated at 19,315 while France has recorded the fourth-highest death toll of 17,920 due to the contagion.

Spain reported the second-highest infected cases of the virus with its number rising to 184,948  followed by Italy estimated at 168,941 while France has active cases estimated at 147,091. The UK reported the death of 13,729 people and confirmed cases of 137,698.

Likewise, the deadly virus has caused the deaths of 4,052 people in Germany. Belgium has recorded deaths of 4,869 people and the number of people infected soaring to 34,809. Similarly, Netherland has witnessed the deaths of as many as 3,315 people and infection in 29,383.


China shows a death toll of 3,222 and the infected number of people estimated to be 83,403. Japan reported 178 deaths, Russia 232, and South Korea 229 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has confirmed cases of 77,995 and a death toll of 4,869 people.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 84 deaths while Philippines recorded 362 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 496 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 46 people while Singapore has reported the death of 10 people.

SAARC Region 

In the SAARC region India reported 448 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 128 people. Bangladesh has reported 60 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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