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More than 130,000 COVID-19 deaths worldwide: AFP tally

Going by the AFP tally, citing official source, COVID-19 has killed at least 131,319 people around the world, with Europe accounting for more than two-thirds of the deaths.

As of Wednesday, Europe has reported 88,716 deaths, while the United States has the single highest toll at 26,950.

The US is followed by Italy with 21,645 deaths, Spain with 18,579 and France with 17,167.

More than 70,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus were registered worldwide on April 15, or by nearly 1,000 cases less than on the previous day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases grew by 70,082 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 5,989.

The number confirmed COVID-2019 cases in South and North America reached 673,361 and the number of deaths stands at 27,336. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 28,404 and the number of deaths - by 1,785.

The Asia Pacific region, which includes China, South Korea and Japan, has 124,204 cases and 4,201 fatalities as of April 15.

The biggest number of coronavirus cases were reported from the United States (578,268), Spain (172,541), Italy (162,488), Germany (127,584), France (102,533), the United Kingdom (93,877), China (83,745), Iran (74,877), Turkey (65,111), and Belgium (31,119). According to TASS reports.

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