At least 50,000 people have died from the novel coronavirus across the globe, according to data reported by TASS from the coronavirus-hit countries on Thursday.
In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus - named COVID-19 by the WHO - have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia. The latest country joining this list is Africa’s Malawi, TASS reports.
Italy accounts for the biggest number of fatalities caused by coronavirus or complications from it - 13,915. The other countries with a high death toll are Spain (10,003), the United States (5,316), France (4,503), China (3,287), Iran (3,160), the UK (2,921), the Netherlands (1,339), Belgium (1,011) and Germany (1,001).
Today, about one million people have been infected worldwide. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.