Global coronavirus deaths top 10,000

Clay Curtis
March 24, 2020

The United States now ranks the third among all countries and regions globally in term of the number of COVID-19 cases, with some 10,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

More than 250 people have now died from the virus in the United States.

Italy leads the global death count with 5,476 fatalities, followed by China (3,274), Spain (1,813), Iran (1,685), France (676), and the US (471).

Governments around the world have stepped up measures to curb the spread of the virus, including imposing partial/nationwide quarantines, canceling mass activities, and suspending flights both to and inside the countries.

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Over 1,800 people have died in Spain, while the current death toll is almost 1,700 in Iran.

According to figures from Johns Hopkins University, 100,472 people confirmed to have contracted Covid-19 have now recovered from the illness, more than half of them in China.

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