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News ID: 45794
Publish Date: 9:26 - 19 April 2020
The number of fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic has topped 100,000 in Europe, the hardest-hit continent in the world.

Europe's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 100,000The figures released on Saturday turned Spain into the second European country to have over 20,000 deaths after Italy, while fatalities in France and Britain passed 19,000 and 15,000 respectively.

In Spain, the fatalities rose at a slower pace than previous days. The number of infections also continued its downtrend. The Spanish prime minister says he will seek to extend its nationwide lockdown.

The number of daily infections in France doubled compared to a day earlier. However, the country registered new falls in the total number of coronavirus patients in hospitals and intensive care.

The country reported 642 more deaths from COVID-19 in hospitals and nursing homes since Friday. The new deaths -- 364 in hospitals and 278 in nursing homes -- brought the total toll in the country from the epidemic to 19,323, the French health ministry said in a statement.

The UK registered over 55,000 new cases and its death toll jumped to over 15,000. The country has the fifth highest fatality of the pandemic in the world.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 23,000 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 175,925, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday.

The death toll in the past 24 hours was 482, bringing the total to 23,227 since the pandemic first broke out in the northern Lombardy region on February 21.

There were 809 new active coronavirus infections and 2,200 additional recoveries, bringing the total active infections to 107,771 and recoveries to 44,927, respectively.

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