Coronavirus worldwide death toll climbs past 13000

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AP Dr. Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks during a press briefing March 16

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 10,000 people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and the World Health Organization said the disease is now infecting people at a faster pace.

Spain's death toll has also increased to more than 1,000, while in Iran, the number on fatalities hit another grim milestone of more than 1,400, as the country marks the beginning of the Persian New Year.

Italy saw its worst day so far, with 793 confirmed deaths and 6,557 confirmed cases, according to the Associated Press.

Cuomo said that 55 percent of people in NY state who tested positive for novel coronavirus are between the ages of 18 and 49.

An inmate at a federal jail in New York City has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed case in the USA federal prison system, according to AP on Saturday.

The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 160 countries and regions across the globe, and the tally of confirmed cases exceeded 244,500.

In all, over 86,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered from the disease so far.

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