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Major European nations report new COVID-19 infections

France, Italy, Portugal register new cases, fatalities from novel coronavirus

Yusuf Ozcan, Baris Seckin and Senhan Bolelli   | 17.09.2020
Major European nations report new COVID-19 infections

PARIS/ROME/MADRID

New fatalities and coronavirus cases were reported across major European nations on Thursday.

France

France confirmed a spike of 10,593 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, the highest single-day figure since the start of the outbreak.

At least 50 deaths in hospitals were reported in the country, according to health authorities.

The death toll reached 31,095 and the number of cases climbed to 415,481.

Italy

Italy registered 1,585 new virus cases, bringing its tally to 293,025, said health authorities.

The death toll rose to 35,658 as 13 more people died from the virus. The number of recoveries stands at 2115,954.

Portugal

At least 10 new fatalities from the virus were reported in Portugal, bringing the nationwide death toll to 1,888, according to the Health Ministry.

Another 770 infections, the highest daily tally since Apr. 10, were registered in the past 24 hours, pushing the case count to 66,396.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed almost 943,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since origination in China in December.

The US, India and Brazil are currently the worst-hit countries.

Nearly 30 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 20.36 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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