The Corona virus has caused the death of at least 4,740,525 people in the world, since the World Health Organization office in China reported the emergence of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official sources yesterday, Sunday, at 10:00 GMT.
At least 231,483,340 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus since its appearance, and the vast majority of those infected have recovered, although some continue to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.
The numbers are based on daily reports issued by each country’s health authorities, and exclude subsequent reviews by statistical agencies that indicate much higher death numbers.
The World Health Organization, taking into account the excess mortality rate directly or indirectly related to Covid-19, considers that the outcome of the epidemic may be two or three times greater than the officially announced outcome.
A large proportion of less serious cases or asymptomatic cases remain undetected despite the intensification of examinations in a large number of countries.
Saturday, 6,171 additional deaths and 378,753 new infections were recorded in the world.
Based on recent reports, the countries that recorded the highest number of deaths in their daily tolls are Russia with 805 additional deaths, the United States (762) and then Mexico (600).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of deaths (687,751) and injuries (42,940,458), according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
Followed by Brazil, with 594,200 deaths (21,343,304 injuries), India with 446,918 deaths (33,652,745 injuries), Mexico with 275,303 deaths (3,628,812 injuries) and Russia with 203,900 deaths (7,420,913 injuries).
Among the worst-affected countries, Peru has the highest death rate relative to the population of 604 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bosnia (318), North Macedonia (316), Hungary (312), Montenegro (301) and Bulgaria (294).
As of 10:00 GMT Sunday, Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 1,483,035 deaths (44,731,041 injuries), while Europe recorded 1,301,290 deaths out of 67,046,439 injuries. Asia recorded 833,402 deaths (53,509,572 injuries).
The United States and Canada together accounted for 715,382 deaths (44,540,007 injuries). Africa recorded 208,493 deaths (8,235,800 injuries), and the Middle East recorded 196,861 deaths (13,250,832 injuries). And Oceania counted 2,062 deaths (169,650 injuries).
This score was prepared on the basis of data collected by AFP offices from the relevant national authorities, and others published by the World Health Organization.
Due to adjustments made by national authorities to the numbers or delays in their publication, the numbers updated during the last 24 hours may not correspond precisely to the previous day’s tally.