PARIS: Data from AFP official 1100 on Monday showed that deaths from a worldwide coronavirus pandemic have exceeded 15,000.
A total of 15,189 deaths have been recorded, with most of the 9,197 deaths in Europe.
Italy was the worst affected country with 5,476 deaths, followed by China. The virus first appeared last year with 3,270 people and Spain with 2,182 cases.
In the past 24 hours, a total of 1,395 new deaths were officially announced among 172,238 cases, and Europe is now the continent with the fastest spread of the virus.