Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 1,373,381: AFP COVID-19 tally

Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 1,373,381: AFP COVID-19 tally

The coronavirus has killed at least 1,373,381 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT Saturday.

At least 57,583,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered, of which at least 36,725,500 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

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On Friday, 11,847 new deaths and 657,054 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 1,878 new deaths, followed by France with 1,138 and Mexico with 719.

But France’s figures include 757 deaths recorded in care homes between Tuesday and Friday.

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The United States is the worst-affected country with 254,424 deaths from 11,913,945 cases. At least 4,457,930 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 168,613 deaths from 6,020,164 cases, and India with 132,726 deaths from 9,050,597 cases. Mexico follows with 100,823 deaths from 1,025,969 cases, and the United Kingdom with 54,286 deaths from 1,473,508 cases.

The country with the highest death rate is Belgium with 132 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru with 108, Spain 91, and Argentina with 81.…

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