More than 325,000 people worldwide have died from the novel corona virus, three quarters of them in Europe and the United States since it broke out in China in December. This emerges from an AFP balance sheet, which is based on official sources on Wednesday around 1800 GMT.
The virus killed 325,003 people and infected 4,939,642 worldwide. In Europe there were 169,671 deaths in 1,944,207 cases. In the United States, 92,387 people have died, the highest death toll.
The United Kingdom has the second worst fatality rate at 35,704, ahead of Italy (32,330), France (28,132) and Spain (27,888).
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