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April 25, 2020

Over 196,000 die of COVID-19 globally

Kathmandu: Over 196,000 people have died and around 2.8  million have been infected globally due to COVID-19 as of Saturday.

The invisible deadly virus has caused death rate of 5000 to 6000 people every day on average around the world though 798,295 have recovered from this contagion so far. The US reported over 52,000 deaths according to John Hopkins University.


Italy reported 25,969 deaths followed by Spain’s death toll estimated at 22,524 while France has recorded 22,245 deaths due to the contagion. UK’s death toll mounted to 19,506 while Germany reported 5,760 deaths.

Switzerland has 1589 deaths and Austria has recorded 530 deaths. Canada reported 2302 deaths and Sweden has 2152 recorded deaths due to the COVID-19.


In Asia, China has 4,632 deaths and Japan reported 328 deaths, Russia 615 and South Korea 240 due to this pathogen.

Similarly, Malaysia has reported 96 deaths while Philippines recorded 477 deaths and Indonesia recorded deaths of 689 people so far. Thailand has recorded deaths of 50 people while Singapore has reported the death of 12 people.

SAARC Region 

In the SAARC region India reported 780 deaths while Pakistan reported death toll of 253 people. Bangladesh reported 131 deaths while Srilanka has witnessed deaths of 7 people.

Nepal has 49 confirmed cases of which 10 persons have already recovered from the epidemic. Maldives has 129 positive cases of which 16 cases recovered. Bhutan reported 5 positive cases of which two persons have recovered.


In Africa, Algeria reported 415 deaths while South Africa recorded 79 deaths.

Arab countries

Saudi Arabia reported 127 deaths, Qatar-10, UAE-64, and Kuwait has 14 death toll while Bahrain reported 8 deaths due to the COVID-19.

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