Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Corona toll crosses 4.6 million

Corona toll crosses 4.6 million

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 4,667,150 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019 till 1000 GMT on Friday, reports AFP.

At least 226,967,810 cases of coronavirus have been registered. The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

The figures are based on daily reports provided by health authorities in each country.

They exclude revisions made by other statistical organisations, which show that the number of deaths is much higher.

The World Health Organization estimates that the pandemic's overall toll could be two to three times higher than official records, due to the excess mortality that is directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.

A large number of the less severe or asymptomatic cases also remain undetected, despite intensified testing in many countries.

On Thursday, 10,745 new deaths and 668,063 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were the United States with 3,412, followed by Russia with 791 and Brazil with 643.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 670,009 deaths from 41,785,979 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 589,240 deaths from 21,069,017 cases, India with 444,248 deaths from 33,381,728 cases, Mexico with 270,348 deaths from 3,549,229 cases, and Peru with 198,891 deaths from 2,164,380 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 603 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary with 312, Bosnia-Herzegovina with 310, the Republic of North Macedonia with 306, Montenegro with 290, and Bulgaria with 285.

Latin America and the Caribbean overall has 1,469,094 deaths from 44,167,050 cases, Europe 1,282,699 deaths from 65,661,937 infections, and Asia 818,640 deaths from 52,531,145 cases.

The United States and Canada have reported 697,319 deaths from 43,347,188 cases, Africa 204,948 deaths from 8,125,992 cases, the Middle East 192,537 deaths from 12,980,077 cases, and Oceania 1,913 deaths from 154,425 cases.

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.