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Britain's death toll from the coronavirus rivals Italy's

Britain's death toll from the coronavirus rivals Italy's
Posted at 1:45 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 13:45:14-04

LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections are rising sharply again in Russia.

That took place Tuesday even as other nations reported strides in taming the virus.

China marked its third week with no new reported deaths and South Korea restarted its professional baseball season.

South Korean baseball teams played in empty stadiums but games were broadcast to starved fans around the world.

The death toll from the pandemic in Britain surpassed Italy's to become Europe's highest.

The number of infections in Russia continued to rise sharply, with Moscow reporting more than 10,000 new cases for three days in a row.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering