More than 300,000 people have died from the coronavirus globally, according to data compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University on Thursday.

The running tally counted 300,074 deaths, while the number of cases and recoveries stand at 4,405,019 and 1,573,765, respectively.

The US is the hardest-hit by the global pandemic with more than 1.4 million cases and nearly 85,000 fatalities.

The UK has the second-highest death toll with 33,692, followed closely by Italy’s tally of 31,368.

China has not registered a single fatality since early May and its death toll continues to stand at 4,637. These figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries since it first emerged in China in December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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