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April 1, 2020, 2:55 p.m. EDT

UPDATE: COVID-19 case tally: More than 900,000 worldwide, U.S. tops 200,000

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By Ciara Linnane

The number of cases of COVID-19 topped the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, while the number of deaths rose above 45,000 according to aggregated data from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering's Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. There are now 905,279 cases globally and 45,497 people have died, the data show. About 190,710 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus that has sickened people in 180 countries. The U.S still has the most number of cases worldwide, at 203,608 and 4,476 deaths. Italy has the second highest number of cases at 110,574 but the highest mortality rate at at least 13,155 deaths. Spain's tally rose above 100,000 Wednesday to 102,136 and at least 9,053 deaths. China, where the virus was first detected in December, has 82,361 cases and 3,316 deaths. Germany has 76,544 cases and 858 deaths; France has 52,870 cases and at least 3,532 deaths. Iran has 47,953 cases and at least 3,036 deaths. The UK counted 29,842 cases and the number of deaths now stands at 2,357, after more than 500 people died overnight for the first time since the start of the outbreak.

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