Coronavirus: Global death toll reaches 411,144



The global death toll from the highly contagious Covid-19 stood at 411,144 while the number of confirmed cases reached 7,237,093 on Wednesday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.

According to JHU data, Brazil has come up to the second position after US with 739,503 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday. The South American country counted 38, 406 deaths from the virus till the date.

Among other countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 111,979  patients and about 1,979, 089, confirmed cases.

In the US, New York state alone counted 30,458 deaths.

The UK has the second-highest death toll at 40,968, followed by Italy with 34,043, France 29,299 and Spain 27,136, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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