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Worldwide deaths from Covid-19 pass 60,000

Data collated by Johns Hopkins University shows that the number of deaths from coronavirus worldwide has passed the 60,000 mark - the toll now stands at 60,874.

In the UK, a five-year-old, with underlying health conditions, is among the latest reported victims.

The first child known to have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus was buried yesterday.

The burial of 13-year-old Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab took place in south-east London without his immediate family as two of his siblings had shown symptoms of the virus. 

The latest figures show 4,313 people with the virus have now died in the UK - up by 708 on yesterday's figure.

There are now 41,903 confirmed cases in that country.

Meanwhile, a reported 809 people have died of the coronavirus in Spain in the last 24 hours.

This is the first time in three days that the daily death toll has been under 900, and is the lowest number of deaths in a single day since March 27.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the country is close to passing the peak of infections but he has extended lockdown measures until April 26.



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