Global corona toll crosses 3.167m

30 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,167,005 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, agencies reported on Thursday.

At least 150,348,745 cases of coronavirus have been registered.

The vast majority of those infected 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 Wednesday, 14,955 new deaths and 863,564 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 3,645 new deaths, followed by Brazil with 3,163 and the United States with 948.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 574,329 deaths from 32,230,020 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 398,185 deaths from 14,521,289 cases, Mexico with 215,918 deaths from 2,336,944 cases, India with 204,832 deaths from 18,376,524 cases, and the United Kingdom with 127,480 deaths from 4,411,797 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Hungary with 281 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Czech Republic with 273, Bosnia-Herzegovina 258, Montenegro 236 and Bulgaria 233.

Europe overall has 1,062,703 deaths from 50,088,085 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 909,450 deaths from 28,532,402 infections, and the United States and Canada 598,428 deaths from 33,429,674 cases.

Asia has reported 330,514 deaths from 25,179,401 cases, the Middle East 129,378 deaths from 7,732,681 cases, Africa 121,128 deaths from 4,536,416 cases, and Oceania 1,045 deaths from 43,062 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.