The Latest Global coronavirus death toll crosses 10 000

Globally, there are more than 245,000 cases of which 88,465 people recovered, in 158 countries and territories, according to various trackers. Here’s what’s happening on March 20:

Globally, the death toll from the virus has reached 10,048 with more than 145,000 active cases in 158 countries and territories, according to trackers. The number of infections and deaths in the rest of the world has surpassed those in China, which appears to have staunched the virus with strict measures including a complete quarantine of Wuhan since January.Italy is now ahead of China as the country with the most deaths from the pandemic. The death toll soared in Europe as Italy announced another 427 fatalities on Thursday, taking its total to 3,405, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.All residents of California were ordered to stay at home Thursday in a bid to battle the coronavirus pandemic in the most populous state in the US. The statewide order, which Governor Gavin Newsom said goes into effect “this evening”, is the most dramatic containment measure yet by a US state.

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