Global corona toll crosses 3.124m

27 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,124,698 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, agencies reported on Monday.

At least 147,884,279 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 Sunday, 9,630 new deaths and 718,760 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 2,812, followed by Brazil with 1,305 and Colombia with 465.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 572,200 deaths from 32,077,305 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 390,797 deaths from 14,340,787 cases, Mexico with 214,947 deaths from 2,328,391 cases, India with 195,123 deaths from 17,313,163 cases, and the United Kingdom with 127,428 deaths from 4,404,882 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Hungary with 276 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Czech Republic with 271, Bosnia-Herzegovina 250, Montenegro 233 and Bulgaria 228.

Europe overall has 1,050,817 deaths from 49,506,264 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 896,046 deaths from 28,143,024 infections, and the United States and Canada 596,160 deaths from 33,254,346 cases.

Asia has reported 318,825 deaths from 23,992,651 cases, the Middle East 126,985 deaths from 7,593,837 cases, Africa 120,118 deaths from 4,508,055 cases, and Oceania 1,040 deaths from 42,705 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.

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.