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March 26 Coronavirus Latest Updates: Death Toll Tops 20,000

More than 471,000 people have been infected by coronavirus and over 21,000 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University late on Wednesday.

Greek health authorities announced on Wednesday that two more people had died from the COVID-19 coronavirus and 78 new cases were recorded throughout the country.

The total number of cases has risen to 821 and the death toll to 22.

Technology giants Microsoft and Bing have created an interactive map, on which you can select areas and see active, recovered and fatal cases of coronavirus infections. You can also see results by country, along with useful information on the disease. View it here.

Updates on Thursday

09:10: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally is likely to reach half a million in just a few days, the latest Johns Hopkins University figures show, as Italy’s cases edge closer to overtaking those in China. The total number of confirmed cases worldwide is currently 471,783.

08:40: Eight more tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, raising total cases in Cyprus to 132, while three have so far lost their lives.

08:30: A 42-year-old German visiting professor died in the general hospital of Heraklio, Crete, on Wednesday. He was the third confirmed case on the island and was hospitalized intubated in the Intensive Care Unit in the last days. According to local media, he had no underlying health problems.

08:15: The Russian government has ordered the civil aviation authority to suspend all regular and charter flights to and from Russia from March 27, the government said on its website.

08:00: The Senate voted to pass a $2 trillion economic relief package, which will go to the House next. US cases have topped 65,000, with over 930 fatalities. Full story

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