Over 7,000 people die of COVID-19 globally: WHO

T TV Thursday 19/March/2020 09:16 AM
By: Times News Service

The global death toll from COVID-19 increased by 475 to 7,426 in the past 24 hours as of Tuesday, a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The report showed a total of 179,112 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Tuesday morning, an increase of 11,526 infections compared to the previous day.

Among the total, 11,487 new cases were reported outside China.

In the European region, 8,507 more cases were reported as of Tuesday morning, bringing the cumulative number of infections to 64,189, including 3,108 deaths.

The most affected European countries with over 2,000 cases each, namely Italy, Spain, France, Germany, and Switzerland, reported nearly 52,000 infections in total.