By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, April 19, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The worldwide coronavirus death toll has risen to 160,000 today – with more than two million cases declared across the globe.
Some 2,334,130 cases of the deadly virus have been registered across 193 countries since the pandemic first emerged in China in December.
Of these patients, at least 518,900 are considered to have recovered and a total of 160,685 have died.
More than 100,000 of this total have passed away in Europe alone, according to a macabre tally by Johns Hopkins University.
These figures, drawn from the World Health Organisation and national authorities, are believed to reflect only a fraction of the true number of infections as most nations are only testing those with severe symptoms.
In the US, which is now the worst-hit country, the death toll soared to 39,115 today amid 741,866 infections, up 28,486 from the day before