The number of coronavirus-related deaths around the world has passed a new milestone on Tuesday evening as more than 80,000 fatalities have been reported, according to data by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 184 countries and regions with over 1.4 million cases.

The Maryland-based university’s running tally also counted nearly 298,000 recoveries.

Italy, Spain, the U.K. and France continue to be the countries facing the most fatalities, while the U.S. has the largest number of cases with more than 383,000.

Death toll in Italy

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