The global coronavirus fatalities exceeded 150,000 on Friday, according to a running tally by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data counted 150,948 deaths, while the numbers of cases and recoveries stand at 2,214,861 and 560,980, respectively.

The U.S. continues to be the worst-hit with having the highest numbers of infections and deaths. It recorded more than 683,700 infections and over 34,500 deaths.

While Italy has the second-highest death toll with 22,745, Spain is the second country with the highest cases over 188,000.

China, ground zero of the virus, most recently reported nearly %50 raise in its death toll

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