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The number of coronavirus-related deaths around the world passed a sobering new milestone with 75,945 total fatalities on Tuesday, according to data by the U.S.’ Johns Hopkins University.

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

The Maryland-based university’s running tally also counted over 289,000 recoveries.

Italy, Spain, and France continue to be the countries facing the most fatalities, while the U.S. has the largest number of cases with more than 368,000. Death toll in the U.S. is roughly 11,000.

U.S. authorities have

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