The global effect of the coronavirus continued Wednesday as cases surpassed 905,200 globally, according to a running tally by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The COVID-19 virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China in December, has spread to at least 180 countries and regions, with a death toll of more than 45,000 and nearly 191,000 recoveries.

Italy, Spain and China continue to be the most affected countries, while the highest number of cases are in the U.S. with almost 200,000 cases. The U.S. has confirmed close to 4,500 deaths.

Italy recorded its highest number of fatalities with more than 13,100 and

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