Global death toll from coronavirus tops 8,000: AFP tally

PARIS, The global death toll from the new

coronavirus pandemic topped 8,000 on Wednesday, according to an AFP tally

based on official figures.

As of 1200 GMT, 8,092 deaths have been recorded, most of them in Europe

(3,422) and in Asia (3,384), where the outbreak originated. With 684 new

deaths in the past 24 hours out of a total 78,766 cases, Europe is the

continent where the pandemic is spreading the most rapidly.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)