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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 6,000: AFP Tally

Representative Image. People wearing protective masks watch a plane of Air China land at Beijing Capital International in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. (Reuters)

Representative Image. People wearing protective masks watch a plane of Air China land at Beijing Capital International in Beijing as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. (Reuters)

While China remains the country with the most deaths with 3,199, the pandemic is now spreading more rapidly in Europe, with 1,907 deaths in the continent's worst-hit country Italy.

Paris: A spike in deaths from the coronavirus in Spain has pushed the global toll past 6,000, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources.

The worldwide death toll rose to 6,036, with 1,59,844 infections after 105 died in Spain. While China remains the country with the most deaths with 3,199, the pandemic is now spreading more rapidly in Europe, with 1,907 deaths in the continent's worst-hit country Italy.