Worldwide coronavirus deaths exceed 19,500
More than 435,300 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 19,587 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported by 197 countries outside China.
More than 435,300 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 19,587 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections have been reported by 197 countries outside China.
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Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials
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