Global corona toll crosses 1.75m

26 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,752,036 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December till Friday night, reports agencies.

At least 79,880,841 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 56,285,339 are now considered recovered, according to worldometer tally.

On Thursday, 12,667 new deaths and 692,731 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 3,299 new deaths, followed by Mexico with 861 and Brazil with 762, reports AFP.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 329,106 deaths from 18,655,012 cases. At least 6,298,082 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 189,982 deaths from 7,423,945 cases, India with 147,092 deaths from 10,146,845 cases, Mexico with 121,172 deaths from 1,362,564 cases, and Italy with 70,900 deaths from 2,009,317 cases. The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 164 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 119, Bosnia-Herzegovina with 118, Italy 117, and the Republic of North Macedonia 114.

Europe overall has 540,647 deaths from 25,000,154 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 493,837 deaths from 15,024,469 infections, and the United States and Canada 343,798 deaths from 19,188,172 cases.

Asia has reported 214,302 deaths from 13,617,004 cases, the Middle East 88,246 deaths from 3,853,039 cases, Africa 61,413 deaths from 2,599,658 cases, and Oceania 944 deaths from 30,885 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.