Global corona deaths cross 565,000

13 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 565,363 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Sunday.

At least 12,741,270 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 6,792,900 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, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Saturday posted 66,528 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country has now recorded a total of 3,242,073 infections, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

The death toll stood at 134,729 with 760 additional deaths counted. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 71,469 deaths from 1,839,850 cases, Britain with 44,798 deaths from 2,889,53 cases, Italy with 34,945 deaths from 242,827 cases, and Mexico with 34,730 deaths from 295,268 cases.

China—excluding Hong Kong and Macau—has to date declared 83,594 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 78,634 recoveries.

Europe overall has 202,399 deaths from 2,828,270 cases, the United States and Canada 143,624 deaths from 3,355,128 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 143,176 deaths from 3,324,405 cases, Asia 42,852 deaths from 1,734,122 cases, Middle East 20,199 deaths from 909,922 cases, Africa 12,976 deaths from 578,055 cases, and Oceania 137 deaths from 11,371 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.