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COVID-19: Europe death toll passes 100,000

A security guard patrolling a COVID-19 assessment centre in Tauranga. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

Europe has recorded more than 100,000 deaths and more than one million cases of the coronavirus as the number of deaths in New York begins to decline.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, Spain had the most cases in the region with 195,000. It listed Italy as having the most deaths in Europe, with more than 23,600, followed by Spain (20,400) France (19,700) Britain (16,000) and Belgium (5600).

New York's daily toll of coronavirus deaths has hit its lowest point in more than two weeks, but officials warn the state is not ready to ease up on shutdowns of schools, businesses and gatherings.

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