PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 380,428 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Wednesday.
At least 6,399,710 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 2,756,500 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 cases or the most serious ones.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 106,181 deaths from 1,831,821 cases. At least 463,868 people have been declared recovered. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Britain with 39,369 deaths from 277,985 cases, Italy with 33,530 deaths from 233,515 cases, Brazil with 31,199 deaths and 555,383 cases and France with 28,940 deaths and 188,322 cases.
China—excluding Hong Kong and Macau—has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,021 infections. It has 78,314 recovered cases.
Europe overall has 180,209 deaths from 2,192,755 cases, the United States and Canada have 113,639 deaths from 1,924,231 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 54.871 deaths from 1,098,686 cases, Asia 17,262 deaths from 590,534 cases, the Middle East 9,833 deaths from 427,035 cases, Africa 4,483 deaths from 157,874 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,599 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.