The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 14,759 on Monday, as per figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The data shows there have now been 341,365 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, since the virus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December.

The number of people recovered from the disease is also steadily increasing, with the latest figures bringing the tally to 98,866.

Italy leads the global death count with 5,476 fatalities, followed by China (3,274), Spain (1,813), Iran (1,685), France (676), and the U.S. (471).

China still has the highest number of cases (81,454), followed by Italy

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