ANKARA – Global fatalities from the novel coronavirus surpassed 160,000 Sunday, according to a running tally by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data counted 160,518 deaths, while the numbers of cases and recoveries stand at 2,328,124 and 594,192, respectively.

The U.S. continues to be the worst-hit country in the world, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths. It recorded more than 734,550 cases and an excess of 38,830 fatalities.

While Italy has the second-highest death toll with 23,227, Spain has the second highest cases with more than 194,410.

Overall, the virus has spread to 185 countries since

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