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A medical worker wearing protective gear walks outside the University Hospital of Brooklyn on April 27, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough in New York City. Image Credit: AFP

Paris: More than three million cases of coronavirus have been officially registered across the world, with nearly 80 per cent in Europe and the United States, according to a tally by AFP at 12.50am UAE Tuesday using official figures.

At least 3,003,344 infections have been detected, including 209,388 deaths, mostly in Europe where there are 1,393,779 cases and 126,233 deaths.

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The United States, the country where the pandemic is progressing the most rapidly, has 980,008 cases including 55,637 deaths.

The number of detected cases is believed to represent only a fraction of the true number of infections because most countries carry out only limited testing.