Coronavirus deaths pass 5,000: AFP tally

Published March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Agence France-Presse

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5,043, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at 1100 GMT on Friday.

A total of 3,176 people have died in mainland China, followed by 1,016 in Italy, and 514 in Iran — the three countries with the highest number of deaths.

Since COVID-19 was first detected in December, more than 134,300 people have been infected in 121 countries and territories.

READ MORE: World Health Organization describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

 

 
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