Global corona cases top 76.71m

Death toll crosses 1.693m

21 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,693,749 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, agencies reported on Sunday.

At least 76,712,022 cases have been registered. Of these, at least 53,833,419 are now considered recovered.

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

On Saturday, 11,392 new deaths and 629,483 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 2,971, followed by Brazil with 706 and Mexico with 627.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 316,202 deaths from 17,659,271 cases. At least 6,298,082 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 186,356 deaths from 7,213,155 cases, India with 145,477 deaths from 10,031,223 cases, Mexico with 117,876 deaths from 1,313,675 cases, and Italy with 68,447 deaths from 1,938,083 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 160 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Italy with 113, Peru with 112, Slovenia 111 and Bosnia-Herzegovina 110.