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Mortuary workers push a coffin containing the body of a deceased person from the mortuary to a hearse at Poppy's Funerals in Lambeth Cemetery, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in London, Britain, May 4, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Paris: The coronavirus pandemic has now claimed more than 290,000 lives worldwide, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 2am UAE on Wednesday.

In total, 290,477 deaths have been registered, with Europe accounting for 159,205 of them. The United States is the worst-affected country with 82,105 deaths, followed by Britain (32,692), Italy (30,911), France (26,991) and Spain (26,920).