The covid-19 pandemic has already killed at least 2,466,453 worldwide since it was detected in China in late 2019, the French news agency AFP said today.
According to the same source, more than 111,331,990 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the beginning of the pandemic, of which at least 68,323,000 have been considered cured.
The figures are based on daily reports by the health authorities of each country until 11:00 am and exclude reviews carried out ‘afterwards’ by statistical agencies, as is the case in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
In the last 24 hours, 5,878 deaths and 306,582 new cases of covid-19 have been recorded worldwide.
The countries that registered the most new cases of deaths were the United States, with more than 1,311 deaths, Brazil (with more than 527 deaths), and Russia (more than 337).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of deaths and cases, with a total of 498,901 deaths for 28,134,275 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil, with 246,504 deaths and 10,168,174 cases, Mexico, with 180,107 deaths and 2,041,380 cases, India, with 156,385 deaths and 11,005,850 cases, and the United Kingdom , with 120,580 dead and 4,115,509 cases.
Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium has 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 United Kingdom (178 ) and Italy (158).
Europe counted today, until 11:00 GMT (same time in Lisbon) 829,710 deaths and 36,546,417 cases, while Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 659,523 deaths (20,748,236 cases).
The United States and Canada account for 520,560 deaths (28,979,364 cases), Asia 251,882 deaths (15,910,075 cases) and the Middle East 102,484 deaths (5,286,266 cases).
The African continent accounts for 101,347 deaths (3,829,663 cases) while Oceania reports 947 deaths (31,975 cases).
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests performed has increased dramatically and screening and screening techniques have improved, leading to an increase in the number of reported infected.
The number of diagnosed cases, however, reflects only a fraction of the actual total, since a large proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases are not recorded.
On Sunday, Portugal had 1,186 new confirmed cases of contagion with the new coronavirus, the lowest number of new daily cases since October 2020, and 65 deaths attributed to covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
According to the Directorate-General for Health, since March 2020, Portugal has had 797,525 confirmed cases of infection and 15,962 deaths with covid-19.
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