No less than 700,000 cases of the coronavirus disease have been recorded around the world since its outbreak in China last December, AFP reports.
There have been at least 715,204 cases including 33,568 fatalities in 183 countries and territories.
These are notably in the United States which has reported 143,025 cases and 2,514 deaths and Italy with 97,689 cases and the world’s highest death toll of 10,779.
China, where the outbreak first emerged in December, has registered 81,470 cases and 3,304 deaths.
There are suspicions however that this figures represent only a fraction of the number of infections as many countries only carry out tests on suspected cases if they are hospitalised or with severe symptoms.
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