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The UK’s death toll from the coronavirus rose by 20% to 4,313 as of April 3

Yuvraj Malik
On Friday, the number of coronavirus cases around the world crossed a million. A day later, daily new cases, for the first time were higher than 100,000 (see stats below). This clearly shows that the coronavirus graph is moving with a steep upward bent. The only silver lining is that the fatalities aren’t growing as aggressively. However, recovery is still far from sight.

Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total Confirmed Cases: 1,139,207

Change Over Yesterday: 108,579

Total Deaths: 60,874

Total Recovered: 233,689

Nations hit with most cases: US (278,458), Spain (124,736), Italy (119,827), Germany (91,159), and France (83,029)*

*China,

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First Published: Apr 05 2020 | 7:46 AM IST

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