more than 685,000 deaths worldwide


According to a count from Agence France Presse, the pandemic has killed at least 685,780 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December.

More than 17,896,220 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic, for at least 685,780 deaths. This is the quantified assessment of Agence France Presse, since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December.

This number of diagnosed cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries test only severe cases, others prioritize testing for tracing, and many poor countries have limited testing capacity.

The United States, the country most affected

On the day of Saturday, 5,557 new deaths and 263,110 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their latest assessments are the Brazil with 1088 new deaths, the United States (1051) and PInde (853).

The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 154,449 deaths for 4,620,502 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count. At least 1,461,885 people have been declared cured.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 93,563 deaths for 2,707,877 cases, Mexico with 47,472 deaths (434,193 cases), the United Kingdom with 46,193 deaths (303,952 cases), and India with 37,364 dead (1,750,723 cases).

Belgium has the most deaths in relation to its population

Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 85 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (68), spain (61), Peru (59), and Italy (58).

China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) has officially counted a total of 84,385 cases (48 new between Saturday and Sunday), including 4,634 deaths and 79,003 recoveries.

Europe totaled 210,487 deaths this Sunday for 3,191,892 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 200,212 dead (4,919,054 cases), the United States and Canada 163,424 dead (4,737,084 cases), Asia 63,844 dead (2,917,571 cases), the Middle East 27,643 dead (1,165,720 cases), Africa 19,930 dead (945,248 cases), and Oceania 240 dead (19,656 cases).

This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections made by the authorities or late publication of the data, the 24 hour increase figures may not correspond exactly to those published the day before.

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