Coronavirus death toll exceeds 74,500 worldwide
Published : Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 at 8:51 AM Count : 350
Globally, the death toll from coronavirus, the respiratory illness caused by the new virus, has passed 74,697, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, while the number of infections rose above 1.34 million.
Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in the US has surpassed 10,000 from more than 3,56,000 coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
Spain has reported more than 4,000 new cases of the coronavirus with over 600 new deaths on the fourth day the daily totals have declined.
The total number of deaths in Spain from COVID-19 on Monday passed 13,000 among more than 1,35,000 cases.
Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as confirmed deaths from the disease hit 38.
The kingdom imposed round-the-clock lockdowns on the cities of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran and Hofuf, the interior ministry said on Twitter.
The same measures were also imposed on the governorates of Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Khobar, the ministry added.