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More Than 20 Lakh Coronavirus Cases Officially Recorded Around the World, Half of Them in Europe

Medical workers wearing protective masks check patients at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

Medical workers wearing protective masks check patients at a medical checkpoint at the entrance of the Spedali Civili hospital in Brescia, Italy. (Image: Reuters)

At least 20,00,576 cases of coronavirus infections have been recorded around the world, with 10,10,858 cases in Europe.

Paris: More than two million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially registered around the world, half of them in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP on Wednesday based on official sources.

At least 20,00,576 infections, including 1,26,871 deaths, have been recorded. Europe is the hardest hit continent, with 10,10,858 cases and 85,271 fatalities. The United States, where the virus is spreading most rapidly, registered 6,09,240 cases, and 26,033 deaths.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.