Global corona toll crosses 3.2 million

4 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 3,218,043 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, agencies reported on Monday.

At least 153,572,701 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, 10,160 new deaths and 705,957 new cases were recorded worldwide.

The countries with the most new deaths were India with 3,417, followed by Brazil with 1,202 and Colombia with 485.

The US is the worst-affected country with 577,045 deaths from 32,421.713 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 407,639 deaths from 14,754,910 cases, India with 218,959 deaths from 19,925,604 cases, Mexico with 217,233 deaths from 2,348,873 cases, and the United Kingdom with 127,538 deaths from 4,420,201 cases. Europe overall has 1,073,784 deaths from 50,653,202 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 926,976 deaths from 29,048,161 infections, and the United States and Canada 601,341 deaths from 33,653,917 cases.