First modification: 07/04/2021 – 12:32Last modification: 07/04/2021 – 12:30
The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 2,874,984 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to a balance established by AFP this Wednesday at 10:00 GMT from official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 132,382,700 people have contracted the disease. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part maintains symptoms for weeks or even months.
The figures are based on the reports communicated daily by the health authorities of each country and exclude the corrections made a posteriori by the different organizations, such as in Russia, Spain or the United Kingdom.
On Tuesday, 12,384 new deaths and 644,889 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are Brazil with 4,195, the United States (1,105) and Poland (638).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 556,528 with 30,847,167 infections. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 336,947 deaths and 13,100,580 cases, Mexico, with 205,002 deaths (2,256,380 cases), India, with 166,177 deaths (12,801,785 cases), and the United Kingdom , with 126,882 deaths (4,364,529 cases).
Among the worst hit countries, the Czech Republic has the highest mortality rate, with 255 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (229), Bosnia (215), Montenegro (211) and Belgium (201).
On Wednesday at 10:00 GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe added 978,685 deaths (45,199,611 infections), Latin America and the Caribbean 805,865 (25,509,650), the United States and Canada 579,637 (31,861,808), Asia 278,872 (18,724,429), Middle East 116,599 (6,755,503), Africa 114,322 (4,292,665), and Oceania 1,004 (39,038).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of tests carried out increased considerably and tracking techniques improved, causing a rise in reported infections.
However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a part of all infections, less severe or asymptomatic cases remain undetected.
This balance was carried out using data from national authorities collected by AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to corrections by the authorities or the late release of the data, the increase in the 24-hour published figures may not exactly match the previous day’s numbers.
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