Corona deaths globally cross 20,000, Italy tops

The global death of COVID-19 have crossed 20,000 as per US Eastern Time on Wednesday, with Italy topping the chart with 7,503 deaths. Other countries with over 1,000 fatalities include Spain, China, Iran and France, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

As per CSSE, a total of 20,499 people have died of the pandemic among 451,355 confirmed cases around the globe.