The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 3.764.250 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 Thursday from sources officers.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 174.350.990 people have contracted the disease. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part maintains symptoms for weeks or even months.
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 statistical agencies that conclude that the number of deaths is much more important.
The WHO even estimates that if the overmortality linked to covid-19 is taken into account, directly and indirectly, the balance of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially registered.
A significant part of less severe or asymptomatic cases remains undetected despite the intensification of testing in many countries.
On Wednesday, 10.848 new deaths and 427.475 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are India with 6.148, Brazil (2.723) and the United States (668).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 598.765 with 33.414.117 infections.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 479.515 deaths and 17.122.877 cases, India, with 359.676 deaths (29.183.121 cases), Mexico, with 229.353 deaths (2.441.866 cases), and Peru, with 187.479 deaths (1.991.203 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru has the highest mortality rate, with 569 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (309), Bosnia (289), the Czech Republic (282), and North Macedonia (262).
On Thursday at 10:00 GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Latin America and the Caribbean added 1.193.533 deaths (34.397.187 infections), Europe 1.147.282 (53.420.746), the United States and Canada 624.608 (34.810.915 ), Asia 519.007 (37.883.639), Middle East 145.326 (8.821.525), Africa 133.390 (4.966.935), and Oceania 1.104 (50.043).
This balance was made using data from national authorities and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).