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Global death toll from coronavirus crosses 128,000

Global death toll from coronavirus crosses 128,000
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 1.97 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 128,445 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of April 15. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The US continues to have the most number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at 606,194, with 28,368 deaths. Spain comes in second with 172,541 COVID-19 patients, followed by Italy with 162,488 patients. China, where the virus was first seen in December 2019, has the 7th highest number of cases in the world at 82,295. It continues to be the epicenter of the virus in Asia.