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The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people worldwide, mostly in Italy and China.

The new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica as well as every European country since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

There are more than 246,000 diagnosed cases globally, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Italy has the highest death rate among all countries.

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