ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands 

The coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands exceeded 3,600 as the number of cases rose above 31,500 on Saturday, according to official data.

According to new data published by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), at least 142 new fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 3,601, including one patient under 20 years old.

It said the number of COVID-19 cases had reached 31,589 after 1,140 more people tested positive.

After originating in Wuhan, China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has

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