* The tallies, using data from national authorities and WHO, could reflect only a fraction of the actual number
* Since the tally – carried out on Tuesday at 7pm – 2,341 new deaths and 43,010 new cases have been recorded
* The countries that recorded the most new deaths in 24 hours were Spain, 738, Italy, 683, and France with 231
* Italy, which recorded its first death linked to the coronavirus at the end of February, now has 7,503 deaths
The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 22,000 people worldwide since it first appeared in China in December, official figures say.
More than 488,160 confirmed cases of infection have been diagnosed in 182 countries and territories since the start of the pandemic.
The tallies, using data collected from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), are likely to reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are now only testing cases that require hospitalisation.
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WNU Editor: According to Johns Hopkins University at 9:45 EST, there are 22,030 deaths, and 488,000 covid-19 coronavirus cases in the world.