Greece Records Four New Coronavirus Deaths as Global Death Toll Tops 200,000

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As the Greek government is expected to announce the gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions, which are expected to start on May 4, health authorities announced on Sunday that four more people had died of the virus in the last 24 hours.

The death toll in Greece has now reached 134. Authorities also announced 11 new cases of the virus, bringing the total number of those who have suffered from it, including those who have recovered, to 2,517. Of those infected, 46 individuals remain in ICUs.

The worldwide death toll is now over 202,000, according to the running count by John Hopkins University, using government figures.

It took more than three months after the coronavirus first emerged for the number of deaths from the disease to pass 100,000, a grim milestone that was reached on April 10. However, it took just over two additional weeks for that toll to double, and worldwide the number of confirmed infections is now creeping towards 3 million.