La Jornada – There are more than 109 million Covid infections in the world

Paris. The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 2 million 419 thousand 730 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 11:00 11 hours GMT from official sources.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 109 million 464 thousand 770 people have contracted the disease. Of these, at least 67 million 145,900 were recovered, according to authorities.

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, 10 thousand 983 new deaths and 369 thousand 780 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are the United States with 1,400, Mexico (1,329) and Brazil (1,167).

The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 488 thousand 81 with 27 million 756 thousand 627 infections. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 240,940 deaths and 9 million 921 thousand 981 cases, Mexico, with 175 thousand 986 deaths (2 million 4 thousand 575 cases), India, with 155 thousand 913 deaths (10 million 937 thousand 320 cases), and the United Kingdom, with 118 thousand 195 deaths (4 million 58 thousand 468 cases).

Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 188 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (181), the United Kingdom (174), the Czech Republic (174) and Italy (156).

On Wednesday at 11 hours GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe added 813 thousand 293 deaths (35 million 853 thousand 238 infections), Latin America and the Caribbean 645 thousand 812 (20 million 308 thousand 244), United States and Canada 509 thousand 440 (28 million 586 thousand 134), Asia 249 thousand 467 (15 million 756 thousand 115), Middle East 101 thousand 356 (5 million 155 thousand 751), Africa 99 thousand 415 (3 million 773 thousand 369), and Oceania 947 (31,925).

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Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of tests carried out increased considerably and tracking techniques improved, causing an increase in reported infections. However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a part of the totality of infections, the less serious or asymptomatic cases remain undetected.

This balance was made 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 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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