Global coronavirus death toll crosses 70,000, says WHO

The Novel Coronavirus has killed more than 70,000 people across the globe, the majority in Europe. According to figures compiled from official government data and the World Health Organisation, out of a total of 70,009 killed in the pandemic, 50,215 are in Europe.

Italy is leading the global death toll with 15,877 fatalities, followed by Spain with 13,055, the United States with 9,648 and France with 8,078.