Worldwide Covid-19 deaths exceed 30,000

Officers, wearing protective suits, transport coffins in Ponte San Pietro, near Bergamo, Northern Italy. The Italian Army has been brought in to ferry coffins out of Bergamo and its province, amongst Italy's most plagued towns, as its morgue and its crematorium struggle to cope with the surging coronavirus death toll.
GRIM REALITY: Officers, wearing protective suits, transport coffins in Ponte San Pietro, near Bergamo, Northern Italy. The Italian Army has been brought in to ferry coffins out of Bergamo and its province, amongst Italy's most plagued towns, as its morgue and its crematorium struggle to cope with the surging coronavirus death toll.
Image: Emanuele Cremaschi

More than 662,700 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 30,751 have died.

Infections have been reported in more than 200 countries and territories since first cases were identified in China in December 2019. 

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