Paris. The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least two million 466 thousand 453 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 Monday at 11:00 11:00 GMT from official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 111 million 331 thousand 990 people have contracted the disease. Of these, at least 68 million 323 thousand were recovered, according to the 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 Sunday, 5,878 new deaths and 306,582 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are the United States with 1,311, Brazil (527) and Russia (337).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 498,901 with 28,134,275 infections.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 246,504 deaths and 10,168,174 cases, Mexico, with 180,107 deaths (2,041,380 cases), India, with 156,385 deaths (11,005,850 cases), and the United Kingdom , with 120,580 deaths (4,115,509 cases).
Among the worst hit countries, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 189 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (182), the Czech Republic (181), the United Kingdom (178) and Italy (158).
On Monday at 11:00 GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe added 829,710 deaths (36,546,417 infections), Latin America and the Caribbean 659,523 (20,748,236), the United States and Canada 520,560 (28,979,364), Asia 251,882 (15,910,075), Middle East 102,484 (5,286,266), Africa 101,347 (3,829,663), and Oceania 947 (31,975).
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 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.