According to an AFP record on Saturday at 1045 GMT, more than 600,000 cases of the new corona virus have been officially registered worldwide since the outbreak of the epidemic.
There were 605,010 infections with 27,982 deaths in 183 countries and areas.
The United States had 104,837 cases, of which 1,711 were fatal. Italy had the highest number of deaths with 9,134 and a total of 86,498 cases.
China, the epicenter of the outbreak, had 81,394 cases and 3,295 deaths.
The numbers represent only a fraction of the number of infections, as many countries only test suspected cases when they are hospitalized.
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