Coronavirus global death toll passes 142,000

People wait for the train at the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan as travel restrictions for leaving the city, the epicentre of a global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are lifted and people will be allowed to leave the city via road, rail and air, in Wuhan, Hubei, China April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

The total number of coronavirus deaths across the world has reached 142,735, according to Johns Hopkins University, which has tracked the spread of the virus during the pandemic.

The US has the highest number of deaths, with more than 33,000, followed by Italy, which has passed the 22,000 mark, and Spain, which has recorded more than 19,000 fatalities.

Across the world, the total number of coronavirus cases has reached more than 2.13 million.

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