Global corona toll crosses 3.1 million

25 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,102,309 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, agencies reported on Saturday.

At least 146,342,656 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

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 Friday, 13,991 new deaths and 892,677 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Brazil with 2,914 new deaths, followed by India with 2,624 and United States with 962.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 571,199 deaths from 31,992,070 cases.