Since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic, at least 2.917.316 deaths have been registered in the world, according to a balance established by AFP this Saturday at 10:00 GMT from official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 134.648.510 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 later by the different organizations, such as in Russia, Spain or the United Kingdom.
On Friday, 13.924 new deaths and 769.876 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are Brazil with 3.693, the United States (931) and Mexico (874).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 561.074 due to 31.085.251 infections.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 348.718 deaths per 13.373.174 cases, Mexico, with 207.020 deaths (2.272.064 cases), India, with 168.436 deaths (13.205.926 cases) and the United Kingdom, with 127.040 deaths (4.365.461 cases).
Among the worst hit countries, the Czech Republic has the highest mortality rate, with 259 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (238), Bosnia (222), Montenegro (216) and Bulgaria (204).
On Saturday at 10:00 GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe added 992.995 deaths (46.016.590 infections), Latin America and the Caribbean 823.259 (26.008.344), the United States and Canada 584.315 (32.127.378), Asia 282.857 (19.244.871), Middle East 117.693 (6.879.123), Africa 115.192 (4.332.511), and Oceania 1.005 (39.696).
In Latin America, the situation continues to worsen in Brazil, this being the country with the highest number of infections and deaths from the disease. It is followed by Colombia, with 2.504.206 cases, 65.283 deaths and 2.365.566 recovered, and Argentina, with 2.497.881 cases, 57.350 deaths and 2.203.926 recovered.
Venezuela, for its part, registered a total of 172.461 cases until this Friday, 1.739 deaths from the virus and 155.662 patients recovered.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of tests carried out increased considerably and tracking techniques improved, causing a rise in reported infections.
This balance was made using data from the national authorities compiled by the AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).