Over 685,000 killed by coronavirus worldwide

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Over 685,000 killed by coronavirus worldwide




Health Officials in Bogota on July 15, 2020


© Juan BARRETO
Health Officials in Bogota on July 15, 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 685,780 deaths worldwide since the WHO office in China became aware of the appearance of the disease in December, according to an assessment made by AFP on Sunday (2) at 11 am GMT (8 am GMT), based on official sources.

Since the epidemic began, more than 17,896,220 people in 196 countries or territories have contracted the disease. At least 10,326,000 of them have recovered, according to authorities.

On Saturday, 5,557 new deaths and 263,110 cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that recorded the most deaths, according to the latest official balance sheets, are Brazil with 1,088, United States (1,051) and India (853).

The death toll in the United States increased to 154,449 with 4,620,502 contagions. The authorities consider that 1,461,885 people have recovered.

After the United States, the countries with the most deaths are: Brazil with 93,563 deaths and 2,707,877 cases, Mexico with 47,472 deaths (434,193 cases), the United Kingdom with 46,193 deaths (303,952 cases) and India with 37,364 deaths (1,750,723 cases) ).

Among the countries most affected, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 85 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (68), Spain (61), Peru (59) and Italy (58).

China, excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau, recorded a total of 84,385 infected people, of which 4,634 died and 79,003 recovered fully.

This Sunday at 11:00 am GMT (8:00 am Brasília) and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe has totaled 210,487 deaths (3,191,892 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 200,212 (4,919,054), the United States and Canada 163,424 (4,737,084), Asia 63,844 (2,917,571), Middle East 27,643 (1,165,720), Africa 19,930 (945,248), and Oceania 240 (19,656).

This assessment was carried out using data from national authorities collected by AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections by the authorities or the late release of data, the increase in numbers published in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day.

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