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Coronavirus deaths around the world pass 100,000 with more than 1.6million confirmed cases

As lockdowns are being extended across much of the world heading into the Easter weekend.

According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the number of deaths around the world from Coronavirus has now passed 100,000.

Italy, with more than 147,000 known coronavirus cases and nearly 19,000 reported deaths, is extending its lockdown measures until May 3.

The worst affected country remains Italy, with 18,849 deaths so far, according to the tally kept by the US-based university. The US is now the second worst-affected country, with 17,925 deaths. Spain is third, with 15,970 deaths.

The tracking platform also revealed that more than 1.6million confirmed cases have been reported from 177 countries in the world, while nearly 370,000 people have recovered from the virus.

In similar development, the World Health Organization has revealed that confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa are now in excess of 11,900.

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