(Paris) The corona virus epidemic novel has killed at least 2,640,635 people worldwide, with the World Health Organization office in China announcing the onset of the disease in late December 2019, according to official sources at AFP at 6am on Saturday.
More than 119,019,100 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the onset of the epidemic. Most patients recover, but the more poorly assessed area retains symptoms for weeks or months.
These figures are based on daily reports by health officials in each country, and exclude previous post-corrections made by statistical agencies such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. As of Friday, 9,995 new deaths and 553,157 new cases had been reported worldwide.
The countries with the highest number of new deaths in their latest reports were Brazil, the United States (1,760) and Mexico (709) with 2,216 new deaths.
The United States is the most affected country in both deaths and cases, with 532,590 deaths out of 29,347,339 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 275,105 deaths and 11,363,380 cases, Mexico with 193,851 deaths (2,157,771 cases), India with 158,446 deaths (11,333,728 cases) and India with 125,343 deaths (4,248,286 cases).
Among the most affected countries, the Czech Republic has the highest number of deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Belgium (193), Slovenia (189), the United Kingdom (185) and Montenegro (178).
Europe Saturday at 6 a.m. 39,640,013 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 714,493 cases (22,619,403 cases), USA and Canada 554,994 cases (30,249,929 cases), Asia 262,205 deaths (16,567,700 cases), Middle East 1078,10,8,8,8,8,7,10,81,7 ), Oceania 958 deaths (33,079 cases).
Since the onset of the epidemic, the number of tests performed has drastically increased and screening and tracking techniques have improved, leading to an increase in reported contaminants.
However, the number of cases detected represents only a fraction of the actual total contamination, with the vast majority of less serious or asymptomatic cases still undiagnosed.
The assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from competent national officials and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Due to corrections made by officials or delayed release of data, the 24-hour increase figures do not exactly match those released the previous day.