Coronavirus: U.S Overtakes China in Death Toll; Italy, Spain, France’s Statistics Grim


The United States on Tuesday overtook China in the official death toll from the coronavirus.

The U.S. now has 3,424 deaths from the virus, surpassing China’s figure of 3,305, according to a tracker by

United States also has by far the worst cases of the virus in the world, at over 180,000.

Italy trails with 105,792 cases with over 12,000 deaths.

Spain, which also has overtaken China in the grim statistics has 94,417 cases and
8,269 deaths.

France, the fourth worst-hit by the virus in Europe has surpassed China’s death toll with 3,523 out of over 52,000 cases.

Iran, the worst case in Middle East has 2,898 deaths out of over 44,000 cases.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.


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