(Paris) The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 3,258,595 people worldwide since the end of December 2019, after the onset of the disease was reported by the WHO office in China, according to a report set up by the AFP at 6 am Friday from official sources. Has taken his life.
More than 155,981,070 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the onset of the epidemic. Most patients recover, but the poorly evaluated portion still retains symptoms for weeks or months.
The figures are based on reports communicated daily by health authorities in each country and exclude ex post modifications made by statistical agencies such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, 13,956 new deaths and 850,571 new cases were reported worldwide.
The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are 3,915 new deaths in India, Brazil (2,550) and the United States (776).
With 580,064 deaths in 32,605,023 cases, the United States is the country most affected in both deaths and cases, according to Johns Hopkins University count.
After the United States, the most affected countries account for 416,949 deaths and 15,003,563 cases, 234,083 deaths (21,491,598 cases) in India, 218,173 deaths (2,358,831 cases) in Mexico, and 127,583 deaths (4,428,553 cases) in the United Kingdom.
Among the hardest hit countries, Hungary is the country with the most deaths relative to its population, with 293 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the Czech Republic (276), Bosnia (267), Montenegro (243) and north Macedonia. (242).
A total of 1,086,526 deaths occurred in Europe at 6 am on Friday, including 51,243,444 cases, 943,892 deaths (29,557,728 cases) in Latin America and the Caribbean, 604,552 deaths (33,867,256 cases) in the United States and Canada, 365,219 deaths (28,650,088 cases) in Asia. . Eastern 133,721 deaths (8,008,076 cases), Africa 123,625 deaths (4,610,526 cases), and Oceania 1,060 deaths (43 956 cases).
Since the onset of the epidemic, the number of tests conducted has steadily increased and screening and tracing techniques have improved, leading to an increase in declared contamination. The number of cases diagnosed, however, represents only a fraction of the actual total contamination, with a large proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases still not known.
This assessment was done using data collected from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO) by AFP offices.
The figures for the 24-hour increase may not accurately match the figures published a day earlier, due to improvements made by the authorities or the late release of data.