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April 7, 2020, 1:53 p.m. EDT

UPDATE: COVID-19 case tally: 1.39 million cases worldwide, 79,091 deaths

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By Ciara Linnane

The number of cases of COVID-19 around the world rose to 1.39 million on Tuesday, while the number of fatalaties rose to 79,091 according to aggregated data from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering's Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. At least 292,973 people around the world have recovered from the novel coronavirus that has sickened people in 184 countries, the data show. The U.S still has the most number of cases worldwide, at 379,965 and 11,851 deaths. Another 20,090 people have recovered. In Europe, Spain has 140,511 cases and 13,897 deaths. Spain saw the first rise in fatalities in four days, as the death toll rose by 743 to 13,798, said Spain's health ministry. Italy has 135,586 cases and 17,127 fatalaties, making it the highest in the world. Germany has the fourth highest tally at 105,604 but just 1,905 deaths. France has 98,984 cases and 8,926 deaths. China has 82,718 cases and 3,335 deaths. Iran, another hot spot, has 62,589 cases and 3,739 deaths.

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