The number of coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 150,000 on Saturday, which is due to an increase in infections in Italy. This emerges from an AFP balance sheet that was compiled from official sources.
Italy announced 3,497 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 151,797, with 5,764 people killed in 137 countries and territories.
Italy, the most affected country outside of China, where the outbreak started in December, has now registered a total of 21,157 cases and 1,441 deaths.
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