Worldwide coronavirus deaths exceed 10,000

Members of firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease, as they disinfect the streets, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, March 20, in Tehran

(Reuters) - More than 252,700 people have been infected by the novel coronavirus across the world and 10,451 have died, with deaths in Italy surpassing the toll in China, where the outbreak began, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported by 183 countries outside China.

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

(Compiled by Vishwadha Chander, Mrinalika Roy, Milla Nissi and Catherine Cadell; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)