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April 22, 2020

Over 178,000 died and 2.5 million infected globally due to COVID-19

Kathmandu: Over 178,000 people have died and 2.5 million have been infected globally due to invisible enemy -COVID-19 as of Wednesday.

The US reported over 45,000 deaths with epicenter in New York and recorded confirmed cases soaring to 823,786 according to John Hopkins University.


Italy reported 24,648 deaths followed by Spain’s death toll estimated at 21,282 while France has recorded 20,796 deaths due to the contagion. UK’s death toll mounted to 17,337 while Germany reported 5,037 deaths.

Belgium has 5,998 death toll and Netherland reported 3,916 deaths while Switzerland has 1477 deaths. Likewise, Portugal reported 762 deaths and Austria has recorded 491 deaths due to the deadly contagion.


In Asia, China has 4,512 deaths and Japan reported 263 deaths, Russia 456 and South Korea 237 due to this pathogen, while, Iran has death toll of 5,297 people.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 92 deaths while Philippines recorded 437 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 616 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 48 people while Singapore has reported the death of 11 people.

SAARC Region 

In the SAARC region India reported 645 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 201 people. Bangladesh has reported 110 deaths while Srilanka has witnessed deaths of 7 people.

Nepal has 42 confirmed cases of which 4 persons have already recovered from the epidemic and now only 38 active case are prevailing.  Maldives has 86 positive cases of which 16 cases recovered. Bhutan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered.


In Africa, Algeria reported 392 deaths and  Egypt reported  264 deaths.

Arab countries

Saudi Arabia reported 109 deaths, Qatar-9, UAE-46, and Kuwait has 11 death toll while Barahain reported 7 deaths due to the COVID-19.

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