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Priest Francesco wearing a face mask hands out a bag of food to homeless and poor people, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Naples, Italy, on March 27. Image Credit: Reuters

London: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people in Europe, according to a tally of official figures gathered by AFP at 1415 GMT on Saturday.

Europe is now the most affected continent with 20,059 deaths from a total of 337,632 cases. The COVID-19 disease has killed 9,134 in Italy and 5,690 in Spain - the two hardest-hit countries in the world, accounting for three quarters of all deaths in Europe.