Coronavirus cases recorded in Europe pass 750,000

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Apr 08 2020 11:41 PM

Flowers hang at the entrance to a residence home for the elderly where some residents died of COVID-19 during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, March 31, 2020. Susana Vera, Reuters

PARIS - More than 750,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded across Europe, according to an Agence France-Presse tally compiled from official sources at 1100 GMT ( 7 p.m. in Manila).

That accounts for more than half of the cases identified worldwide so far, although the official figures probably reflect a fraction of the actual number.

With at least 750,276 confirmed cases and 58,627 deaths recorded, Europe remains the continent hit hardest by the pandemic.

To date, 1,438,291 cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded across the world, and 82,726 deaths.

Italy has been the worst-hit country, recording 17,127 fatalities out of 135,586 cases.

Spain has recorded 14,555 deaths from 146,690 cases.