Global corona toll crosses 743,000

13 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 743,199 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Wednesday.

At least 20,382,260 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 12,347,300 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.

Since Tuesday, 6,605 new deaths and 259,064 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Brazil with 1,274 followed by United States with 1,110 and Mexico with 926. The United States is the worst-hit country with 164,545 fatalities from 5,141,879 cases. At least 1,714,960 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 103,026 deaths from 3,109,630 cases, Mexico with 53,929 from 492,522 cases, United Kingdom with 46,526 from 312,789 cases and India with 46,091 from 2,329,638 cases.