Global corona cases top 107m

10 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,338,369 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, agencies reported on Tuesday.

At least 107,083,650 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 78,961,576 are now considered recovered.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Monday, 8,586 new deaths and 338,210 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States            

with 1,492 new deaths, followed by Spain with 909 and Brazil with 636.

The United States remains the worst-affected country with 465,083 deaths from 27,097,346 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 232,170 deaths from 9,548,079 cases, Mexico with 166,731 deaths from 1,936,013 cases, India with 155,158 deaths from 10,847,304 cases, and the United Kingdom with 112,798 deaths from 3,959,784 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 185 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 175, the United Kingdom 166, the Czech Republic 163 and Italy 151.