Global corona toll crosses 511,000

2 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 511,312 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Wednesday.

At least 10,509,550 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 5,302,100 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.

The United States recorded 1,199 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, as the country’s death toll began to climb again, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed Tuesday. The number of daily deaths had not exceeded 1,000 since June 10.   

The country has suffered 127,322 deaths overall, according to the Baltimore-based institution as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday).

The US also registered 42,528 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 59,594 deaths from 1,402,041 cases, the United Kingdom with 43,730 deaths from 312,654 cases, Italy with 34,767 deaths from 240,578 cases, and France with 29,843 deaths from 201,208 cases.

India reported the highest one-day coronavirus deaths at 507 on Wednesday morning, taking the total number of deaths so far to 17,400.

The total number is cases is now 5,85493, with 18,653 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate is 59.43 per cent, government data shows. The total sample tested till June 30 is 88,26,585.

China—excluding Hong Kong and Macau—has to date declared 83,534 cases (3 new since Tuesday), including 4,634 deaths, and 78,479 recoveries.

Europe overall has 197,257 deaths from 2,740,682 cases, the United States and Canada 136,060 deaths from 2,685,179 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 116,459 deaths from 2,587,730 cases, Asia 35,023 deaths from 1,322,495 cases, Middle East 16,278 deaths from 759,198 cases, Africa 10,102 deaths from 404,945 cases, and Oceania 133 deaths from 9,328 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.