PARIS – The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30 000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally at 07:00 GMT Wednesday using official figures.
A total of 30 063 deaths have been recorded in Europe out of 458 601 cases, making it the continent hit hardest by Covid-19.
The most deaths were recorded in Italy, with 12 428 fatalities, followed by Spain with 8 189 and France with 3 523.
The latest European figures come just a few hours after the United States announced its death toll had risen to 4 076, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.
That is more than twice the 2 010 recorded late Saturday and higher than the death toll in China, where the disease first emerged late last year.
The global death toll passed 40 000 on Tuesday.