The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 1,099,509 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China registered the appearance of the disease in December, according to a balance established by AFP this Friday at 1100 GMT from sources officers.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 38,965,020 people have contracted the disease. Of these, at least 26,884,800 were recovered, according to authorities.
This number of positive diagnosed cases only reflects a part of all infections due to the disparate policies of different countries to diagnose, since some only do so with those people who need hospitalization. Furthermore, in many poor countries the testing capacity is limited.
On Thursday, 6,086 new deaths and 404,758 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths, according to the latest official balances, are the United States with 1,103, India (895) and Brazil (713).
The total number of deaths in the United States amounts to 217,717 with 7,980,899 infections. The authorities consider that 3,177,397 people were healed. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil with 152,460 deaths and 5,169,386 cases, India with 112,161 deaths (7,370,468 cases), Mexico with 85,285 deaths (834,910 cases) and the United Kingdom with 43,293 deaths (673,622 cases ).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru has the highest mortality rate, with 102 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (89), Bolivia (72) and Spain (72).
China, without taking into account the territories of Hong Kong and Macao, registered a total of 85,646 infected people, of which 4,634 died and 80,759 were fully healed.
On Friday at 11:00 GMT and since the beginning of the epidemic, Latin America and the Caribbean added 375,883 deaths (10,328,038 infections), Europe 247,191 (7,031,700), the United States and Canada 227,416 (8,172,629), Asia 156,870 (9,515,465), Middle East 52,033 (2,268,148), Africa 39,115 (1,616,057), and Oceania 1,001 (32,992).
This balance was made 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 publication of data, the increase in the figures published in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to those of the previous day.