Coronavirus death toll exceeds 5,000: Report

Medical staff members in protective gears arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP)

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5,043, according to an AFP tally based on official sources on Friday.

A total of 3,176 people have died in mainland China, followed by 1,016 in Italy, and 514 in Iran -- the three countries with the highest number of deaths.

Since coronavirus was first detected in December, more than 134,300 people have been infected in 121 countries and territories.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02