Global corona toll crosses 880,000

7 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 880,396 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Sunday.

At least 26,947,550 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 17,709,800 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 Saturday, 5,171 new deaths and 268,142 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,065, followed by the United States with 805 and Brazil with 682.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 188,540 deaths from 6,246,162 cases. At least 2,302,187 people have been declared recovered. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 126,203 deaths from 4,123,000 cases, India with 70,626 deaths from 4,113,811 cases, Mexico with 67,326 deaths from 629,409 cases, and the United Kingdom with 41,549 deaths from 344,164 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 90 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 85, Spain 63, United Kingdom 61, and Chile 60.     

Latin America and the Caribbean overall have 289,874 deaths from 7,778,905 cases, Europe 218,117 deaths from 4,174,404 infections, the United States and Canada 197,723 deaths from 6,377,631 cases, Asia 104,864 deaths from 5,724,057 cases, Middle East 37,929 deaths from 1,568,507 cases, Africa 31,087 deaths from 1,294,106 cases, and Oceania 802 deaths from 29,945 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.