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Coronavirus | Europe COVID-19 death toll tops 90,000

A health department employee measures the body temperature of around 160 Romanian seasonal workers after landing at Hahn Airport in Hahn in Germany.

A health department employee measures the body temperature of around 160 Romanian seasonal workers after landing at Hahn Airport in Hahn in Germany.   | Photo Credit: AP

The coronavirus has killed more than 90,000 people in Europe, over 65% of the overall global death toll, according to an AFP tally on Thursday.

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With a total of 90,180 deaths out of some 1,047,279 infections, Europe is the hardest-hit continent by the pandemic, which has killed a total of 137,499 worldwide.

The tallies were collated using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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