Published:  01:26 AM, 25 March 2020

Global virus deaths exceed 18,000

Global virus deaths exceed 18,000

More than 4 lakh people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 18,296 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported by 194 countries outside China.The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy rose by 602 on Monday, the smallest increase for four days, while the number of new cases also slowed.

Spain has nearly 4,000 health workers infected, more than one in 10 of total confirmed cases. Several more US governors joined the procession of states ordering millions of Americans to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus, while President Trump signalled he's considering a move in the opposite direction.

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