(Paris) The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,287,427 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak of the disease in late December 2019, according to an AFP report from official sources on Sunday at 6 a.m. .
Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 8:25 am
More than 202,274,390 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the epidemic began. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly rated portion will retain symptoms for weeks or even months.
The figures are based on reports submitted daily by the health authorities in each country. They exclude the retrospective revisions carried out by certain statistical organizations, which result in a much higher number of deaths.
Taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19, the WHO even estimates that the number of victims of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than officially recorded.
Most of the less serious or asymptomatic cases also go undetected in many countries, despite the intensification of screening.
9,373 new deaths and 691,420 new cases were recorded worldwide on Saturday.
The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their most recent reports are Indonesia with 1,498 new deaths, Brazil (990) and the United States (856).
The United States is the hardest hit country in terms of deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, with 616,718 deaths for 35,739,777 cases.
After the US, the hardest hit countries are Brazil with 562,752 deaths and 20,151,779 cases, India with 427,862 deaths (31,934,455 cases), Mexico with 244,248 deaths (2,964,244 cases) and Peru with 196,873 deaths (2,124,128 cases ).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru is the country with the highest number of deaths per 100,000 people, with 597 deaths per population, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (295), the Czech Republic (284) and Brazil (265).
Latin America and the Caribbean recorded a total of 1,390,154 deaths in 41,489,417 cases on Sunday morning, Europe 1,211,528 deaths (59,486,360 cases), Asia 699,596 deaths (46,115,997 cases), the United States and Canada 643,381 deaths (37,177. 857 cases), Africa 176,624 deaths (6,985,972 cases)), the Middle East 164,695 deaths (10,925,737 cases), and Oceania 1,449 deaths (93,054 cases).
This assessment was carried out using data collected by the AFP offices of the national competent authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to regulatory corrections or late release of data, the 24-hour increase numbers may not exactly match the values published the previous day.