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Global fatalities from the novel coronavirus surpassed 180,000 Wednesday, according to a running tally by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data counted 180,784 deaths, while the numbers of cases and recoveries rose to 2,603,147 and 701,426, respectively.

The U.S. continues to be the worst-hit country in the world, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths. It recorded 830,789 cases and an excess of 45,638 fatalities.

While Italy has the second-highest death toll with 25,085, Spain has the second highest cases with more than 208,389.

Overall, the virus has spread to 185 countries since it first emerged

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