Coronavirus Deaths in Europe Now Exceed Asia Toll: Report

Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

Paramedics carry a hazardous medical waste box as patients lie on beds at one of the emergency structures that were set up to ease procedures at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. (Image: AP)

Europe counted at least 3,421 deaths, compared with 3,384 for Asia, where China was the initial epicentre of a pandemic which has infected more than 194,000 people globally and killed 7,873.

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  • Last Updated: March 18, 2020, 6:15 PM IST

Coronavirus deaths in Europe have exceeded the toll in Asia for the first time, an AFP tally of official data showed Wednesday.

By 1100 GMT, Europe counted at least 3,421 deaths, compared with 3,384 for Asia, where China was the initial epicentre of a pandemic which has infected more than 194,000 people globally and killed 7,873.

Italy has the most fatalities in Europe with 2,503.

Source: https://www.news18.com/news/world/coronavirus-deaths-in-europe-now-exceed-asia-toll-report-2541635.html

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