Global COVID-19 death toll tops 160,000

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A total of 161,324 people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, according to tally by Johns Hopkins University released on Sunday.

The United States registered 39,090 deaths from the virus, the most fatalities worldwide.

Other top countries include Italy with a death toll of 23,227, and Spain 20,639.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has hit 2,343,293 worldwide, with the United States topping the tally with 735, 287, followed by Spain at 195,944 and Italy with 175,925.

Globally, the cumulative number of people who have recovered from the disease has reached 602,793.

The World Bank Group is expected to launch health emergency programs in over 100 countries by the end of April to support the fight against COVID-19, according to its President David Malpass.

The World Bank will work to deploy as much as $160 billion over the next 15 months.

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