Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 150,000: Johns Hopkins University

People wearing masks visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., the United States on April 12, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua) 

NEW YORK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 150,000 on Friday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 150,948 people have died of the disease as of 3:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) among 2,214,861 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed.

The United States suffered the most fatalities at 34,575 as its total cases topped 683,000. Italy recorded 22,745 deaths and Spain reported 19,613 deaths. France and the United Kingdom also reported over 10,000 deaths, according to the CSSE.