The head of the World Health Organisation says Europe has now become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 5,000 people have died worldwide after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the death toll a “tragic milestone” during a news conference.
There have been over 3,000 virus-related fatalities in China, where the outbreak began late last year, and also more than 1,000 deaths in Italy, which has been put on lockdown to try and curb the spread of the disease.
Italy is the worst-affected nation in Europe and in its most severely-hit region, Lombardy, the number of deaths has reportedly risen from 744 to 890 in a day.