The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,381,911 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December 2019, according to an assessment made by official sources at 10:00 a.m. GMT on Wednesday. took his life.
More than 208,545,350 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic. Most patients recover, but the still poorly evaluated portion persists with symptoms for weeks or months.
The figures are based on daily reports sent out by health officials in each country. They exclude modifications made by some statistical organizations, which end up with very high numbers of deaths.
The WHO estimates that the consequences of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than officially recorded, taking into account the additional mortality rates directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19.
Despite the intensification of screening in many countries, a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases also remain undetected.
Worldwide 10,906 new deaths and 637,703 new cases were reported on Tuesday.
The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are Indonesia with 1,128 new deaths, Brazil (1,106) and the United States (998).
The United States is the worst-hit country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 623,322 deaths among 37,017,859 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
The United States is followed by Brazil with 570,598 deaths and 20,416,183 cases, India with 432,519 deaths (32,285,857 cases), Mexico with 249,529 deaths (3,123,252 cases), and Peru with 197,539 deaths (2,135,827 cases).
Among the hardest-hit countries, Peru is the one with the most deaths in relation to its population, with 599 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (296), the Czech Republic (284), Brazil ( 268) and North Macedonia (268).
Latin America and the Caribbean at 10 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, Europe reported 1,225,748 deaths (61,020,725 cases), Asia 736,146 deaths (47,832,134 cases), the United States and Canada 650,037 deaths (38,474,538 cases), Africa 185,599 deaths (38,474,538 cases) There were a total of 1,411,061 deaths in Africa. cases), the Middle East had 171,730 deaths (11,533,827 cases), and Oceania 1,590 deaths (101,689 cases).
The assessment was carried out by AFP offices using data collected from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to corrections made by the authorities or late publication of data, the 24-hour growth figures may not be in line with the figures published exactly a day ago.
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