Deaths in Europe top 30,000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of them in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally using official figures.

A total of 30,063 deaths have been recorded in Europe out of 458,601 cases, making it the continent hit hardest by COVID-19.

A patient is seen through the glass of the door inside the intensive care unit at the CHRU hospital in Tours, northwestern France, on March 31, 2020. (GUILLAUME SOUVANT / AFP)

The most deaths were recorded in Italy, with 12,428 fatalities, followed by Spain with 8,189 and France with 3,523.

The global death toll stands at over 42,300 according to a Johns Hopkins University count.