The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 2,253,813 people worldwide since the disease was reported at the WHO office in China, according to AFP reports Wednesday at 11:00 GMT by AFP, quoting official sources is.
More than 103,827,020 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the onset of the epidemic, of which at least 63,195,000 are now considered cured.
The figures are based on daily reports of health officials in each country and exclude ex post modifications by statistical agencies such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Worldwide, there were 15,406 new deaths and 490,708 new cases on Tuesday.
The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are 3,673 new deaths in the United States, the United Kingdom (1,449) and Brazil (1,210).
The United States is the most affected country in both deaths and cases, with 446,901 deaths in 26,435,696 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University count.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 226,309 deaths and 9,283,418 cases, India with 159,533 deaths (1,874,092 cases), India with 154,596 deaths (10,777,284 cases), and the United Kingdom with 108,013 dead (3,852,623 cases).
Among the most hit countries, Belgium is the one with the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 183 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (170), United Kingdom (159), Czech Republic (156) and Italy. (148).
In Europe, there were a total of 51,1995 deaths, 33,498,333 cases at 11:00 GMT on Wednesday, 602,222 deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean (19,090,319 Cases), 9,111 deaths (2, 222,113 cases) in the United States and Canada, 241939 deaths (15,304,455 cases) in Asia, Middle East 98,134 deaths (4,792,618 cases), Africa 92,364 deaths (3,598,193 cases), and Oceania 945 deaths (31,723 cases).
The number of tests conducted since the onset of the epidemic has steadily increased and screening and tracing techniques have improved, leading to an increase in declared contaminants.
The number of cases diagnosed, however, reflects only a fraction of the actual total fraction of contamination, with a large proportion of cases less severe or asymptomatic, which is still not low.
The assessment was done using data collected by AFP offices from information from competent national authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The figures for the 24-hour increase may not correspond to those published a day earlier, due to improvements made by the authorities or late publication of the figures.
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