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Global Death Toll from Coronavirus Crosses 9,000, Says Report; Europe Worst Affected Region

Customers make a line with shopping carts at a local retail store, March 16, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Customers make a line with shopping carts at a local retail store, March 16, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

A total of 9,020 deaths were recorded as of 11am GMT on Thursday, with 4,134 in Europe and and 3,416 in Asia, where the outbreak first emerged in China in December.

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The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 9,000 people across the globe, according to an AFP tally on Thursday based on official sources.

A total of 9,020 deaths were recorded as of 11am GMT, with 4,134 in Europe and and 3,416 in Asia, where the outbreak first emerged in China in December.

With 712 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours and a total of 90,293 cases, Europe is now the region where COVID-19 is spreading the most rapidly.

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