Worldwide coronavirus death toll crosses 210,000: AFP

More than 210,000 people have died worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic,  85 percent of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 0845 GMT on Tuesday.


Marjan Andjelkovic, 45, bus driver, poses for a picture in Belgrade on April 23, 2020 during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: AFP)

A total of 210,930 deaths have been recorded among 3,027,853 cases since the outbreak began in China late last year.

Europe, the hardest-hit continent, registered 126,793 fatalities from 1,404,171 infections, while the United States was the country with the most deaths -- 56,253 -- ahead of Italy with 26,977, Spain with 23,822, France  23,293 and Britain 21,092.