Covid-19 has caused at least 2.408.243 deaths in the world

Funeral of a person who died a victim of covid-19, in the Campo da Esperança cemetery in Brasilia (Brazil). Photo: EFE.

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 2.408.243 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to a balance established by AFP this Tuesday from sources officers.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 109.074.730 people have contracted the disease. Of these, at least 66.872.700 were recovered, according to authorities.

The figures are based on the reports communicated daily by the health authorities of each country and exclude the corrections made a posteriori by the different organizations, such as in Russia, Spain or the United Kingdom.

On Monday, 6.743 new deaths and 278.225 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are the United States with 1.009, Spain (702) and Brazil and Germany (528).

The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 486.332 with 27.694.647 infections. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 239.773 deaths and 9.866.710 cases, Mexico, with 174.657 deaths (1.995.892 cases), India, with 155.813 deaths (10.925.710 cases), and the United Kingdom , with 117.396 deaths (4.047.843 cases).

Among the worst hit countries, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 187 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (179), the United Kingdom (173), the Czech Republic (172) and Italy (155).

This Tuesday Europe adds 807.971 deaths (35.686.022 infections), Latin America and the Caribbean 642.657 (20.219.831), United States and Canada 507.641 (28.521.174), Asia 248.948 (15.727.936), Middle East 101.134 (5.124.728. 98.946), Africa 3.763.136 (946), and Oceania 31.910 (XNUMX).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of tests carried out increased considerably and tracking techniques improved, causing a rise in reported infections.

However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a part of the totality of infections, the less serious or asymptomatic cases remain undetected.

This balance was made using data from the national authorities compiled by the AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

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