Worldwide coronavirus deaths exceed 24,000

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More than 551,800 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 24,885 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in 202 countries and territories since first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials

((Compiled by Sarah Morland and Vishwadha Chander; Editing by Frances Kerry, Andrew Cawthorne, Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Uttaresh.V))