Global corona toll crosses 961,000

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 961,531 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Monday.

At least 31,110,400 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 21,082,500 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 or the most serious cases. On Sunday, 3,634 new deaths and 251,863 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,130, followed by Brazil with 363 and Argentina with 254.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 199,513 deaths from 6,812,332 cases. At least 2,590,671 people have been declared recovered. After the US, the next hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 136,895 deaths from 4,544,629 cases, India with 87,882 deaths from 5,487,580 cases, Mexico with 73,493 deaths from 697,663 cases, and the United Kingdom with 41,759 deaths from 394,257 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 95 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 86, Bolivia 65, Spain 65, and Brazil 64.