PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 904,534 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Thursday.
At least 27,915,770 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 18,580,400 are now considered recovered.The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.
On Wednesday, 6,052 new deaths and 277,284 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,172 new deaths, followed by the United States with 1,170 and Brazil with 1,075.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 190,873 deaths from 6,363,276 cases. At least 2,387,479 people have been declared recovered. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 128,539 deaths from 4,197,889 cases, India with 75,062 deaths from 4,465,863 cases, Mexico with 69,095 deaths from 647,507 cases, and Britain with 41,594 deaths from 355,219 cases.
The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 92 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (86), Spain (63), the United Kingdom (61), and Bolivia (61).
China—excluding Hong Kong and Macau—has to date declared 85,153 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 80,358 recoveries.Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 302,677 deaths from 7,987,465 cases, Europe 219,820 deaths from 4,333,865 infections and the United States and Canada 200,068 deaths from 6,497,353 cases.
Asia reported 110,197 deaths from 6,118,176 cases, the Middle East 39,038 deaths from 1,625,285 cases, Africa 31,893 deaths from 1,323,325 cases, and Oceania 841 deaths from 30,306 cases. As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.