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The number of deaths related to coronavirus around the world has passed 250,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the disease globally.

The US is the country with the highest number of fatalities, with nearly 69,000. Italy has over 29,000 deaths while the UK has almost 29,000.

Comparisons are difficult though because of different methods employed by countries in reporting their figures – such as including only the deaths that happened in hospitals. Lack of testing, a problem in many nations, may also hide the true extent of the outbreak

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