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News ID: 46105
Publish Date: 22:47 - 15 May 2020
More than 4.56 million people are now infected with the new coronavirus across the world, and over 304,000 have died.

Over 4.56 million people have COVID-19 worldwide + Updates by countryAccording to a running count by worldometers.info, more than 4,566,000 people are infected with the coronavirus.

It also reported that the death toll from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, in Europe exceeded 160,000, while its total infections passed 1.7 million.

Spain's death toll marks low increase of 138

Spain's death toll from the coronavirus registered its lowest increase since Monday as health authorities registered 138 new fatalities on Friday, the Spanish Health Ministry reported.

The country's overall death toll rose to 27,459, while the number of diagnosed cases rose to 230,183 cases from 229,540 on Thursday, the ministry said.

Denmark reports zero deaths

Denmark, the first country in Europe to gradually start reopening, reported no coronavirus-related deaths on Friday for the first time since March 13.

Denmark's total number of confirmed cases rose by 78 to 10,791, with the number of hospitalizations falling by 10 to 137. The death toll remained unchanged at 537.

"Milestone today: In the last day we have had 0 deaths as a result of COVID-19 in Denmark," Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Twitter.

Russia's caseload exceeds 260K

Russia's coronavirus case tally jumped by 10,598 to hit 262,843 on Friday, cementing its status as the country with the second-highest number of infections after the United States, as the city of Moscow began offering free antibody tests.

Russia's death toll rose by 113 overnight to reach 2,418, the country's coronavirus task force said.

Moscow, the epicenter of the Russian outbreak, started mass antibody testing of residents on Friday to try to work out what portion of the population has already been infected and to identify infected people with no symptoms.

Georgia to end state of emergency

Georgia will end the state of emergency it declared over the new coronavirus on May 22, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Friday.

The South Caucasus country of 3.7 million — which has registered 671 cases of the coronavirus and 12 deaths as of Friday — introduced the state of emergency on March 21 and extended it on April 21.

The state of emergency entails a night curfew from 9 pm untill 6 am, the closure of restaurants, cafés, and most shops, a suspension of public transport, and a ban on gatherings of more than three people. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and petrol stations remain open.

The ex-Soviet country has already removed its lockdown of four big cities, including the capital, Tbilisi, and reopened retail and wholesale stores, except those selling clothing and footwear or located in shopping malls.

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