Coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 worldwide
Published : Sunday, 29 March, 2020 at 1:14 AM Count : 422
Worldwide the total death toll from novel coronavirus pandemic climed to 30,299 on Saturday, while the total number of people infected with the fast-spreading virus stood at 6,50,926, reports agencies.
According to the Worldometer tally, 30,299 people have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 28, 2020.
A total of 1,39,555 people have been recovered after they contracted the disease.
In Italy, more than 10,000 people have died since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest data from the Civil Protection Agency.
The toll in Italy, which has suffered more deaths than any other country, now stands at 10,023. An additional 5,974 infections brought to 92,472 the number of people who have officially tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy since the crisis began last month.
Latest figures provided by the civil protection department, however, showed that both the daily death rate and the increase in contagion cases grew a bit slower than Friday.
Spain's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic jumped to 5,690 on Saturday, with 832 patients dying in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.
On the other hand, the number of people infected with the virus in the United States hit more than 104,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with deaths surpassing 1,700.
Ireland has reported 14 deaths from COVID-19 infections, all in the east of the country and the most on a single day so far to bring the total number of fatalities to 36, the department of health said.
Turkey's death toll from the coronavirus increased by 16 to 108 on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,704 to 7,402, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.
Qatar recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said.
The 57-year-old Bangladeshi national was suffering from a previous chronic disease, state news agency QNA reported.
The majority of cases in Qatar have been diagnosed among migrant labourers, and authorities have locked down a large section of an industrial zone where many live and work.