Global corona cases cross 66m

Death toll passes 1.527m

6 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,527,087 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, agencies reported on Saturday.

At least 66,357,090 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 45,938,969 are now considered recovered.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Friday, 12,177 new deaths and 677,808 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 2,506 new deaths, followed by Italy with 814 and Brazil with 694.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 279,008 deaths from 14,372,570 cases. At least 5,470,389 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 175,964 deaths from 6,533,968 cases, India with 139,700 deaths from 9,608,211 cases, Mexico with 108,863 deaths from 1,156,770 cases, and Britain with 60,617 deaths from 1,690,432 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 147 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru with 110, Spain 99, Italy 97.