The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 2,466,453 worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from from official sources Monday at 11:00 GMT.
More than 111,331,990 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 68,323,000 are now considered cured.
The figures are based on daily reports from the health authorities in each country and exclude ex post revisions by statistical agencies, such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. On Sunday, 5,878 new deaths and 306,582 new cases were recorded worldwide.
The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are the United States with 1,311 new deaths, Brazil (527) and Russia (337). The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 498,901 deaths for 28,134,275 cases, according to the count from Johns Hopkins University.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 246,504 deaths and 10,168,174 cases, Mexico with 180,107 deaths (2,041,380 cases), India with 156,385 deaths (11,005,850 cases), and the United Kingdom with 120,580 dead (4,115,509 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium is the one that deplores the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 189 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (182), the Czech Republic (181), the Kingdom United (178) and Italy (158).
Europe totaled 829,710 deaths for 36,546,417 cases Monday at 11:00 GMT, Latin America and the Caribbean 659,523 deaths (20,748,236 cases), the United States and Canada 520,560 deaths (28,979,364 cases), the Asia 251,882 deaths (15,910,075 cases), the Middle East 102,484 deaths (5,286,266 cases), Africa 101,347 deaths (3,829,663 cases), and Oceania 947 deaths (31,975 cases).
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests carried out has increased sharply and screening and tracing techniques have improved, leading to an increase in declared contaminations.
The number of cases diagnosed, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual total of contaminations, with a large proportion of the less serious or asymptomatic cases still remaining undetected.
This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to corrections made by the authorities or late data releases, the 24 hour increase figures may not exactly match those published the day before.
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