More than 200,000 declared coronavirus cases in Europe

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More than 200,000 coronavirus cases have been declared in Europe, with Italy's 63,927 infections and Spain's 39,673 accounting for more than half of the total.
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More than 200,000 declared coronavirus cases in Europe
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This picture taken by drone on March 24, 2020 shows Rennes' city center almost empty. A strict lockdown requiring most people in France to remain at home came into effect at midday on March 17, 2020, prohibiting all but essential outings in a bid to curb the coronavirus spread. 

More than 200,000 coronavirus cases have been declared in Europe, with Italy's 63,927 infections and Spain's 39,673 accounting for more than half of the total, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday.

With at least 200,009 cases, including 10,732 deaths, Europe is the continent worst hit by the pandemic, ahead of Asia with 98,748 cases and 3,570 deaths. The first outbreak was in China in December.

The official figures reflect only a fraction of the total cases as many countries only test for the disease when people are hospitalised.

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