The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 721.902 deaths worldwide since the World Health Organization (WHO) office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December.
The figure is from the balance sheet carried out by the agency France-Presse from official sources today at 11:00 TMG (12:00 in Lisbon), which also indicates that more than 19.419.370 cases of infection have been diagnosed in 196 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic, of which 11.514.500 were considered cured.
In the last 24 hours, 6.106 deaths and 271.069 infections have been reported worldwide. The countries that registered more new deaths were Brazil with 1.079, the United States (1.062) and India (933).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of both deaths and cases, with 161.358 deaths out of 4.942.008 infected. At least 1.623.870 people were considered cured.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil, with 99.572 deaths in 2.962.442 cases, Mexico with 51.311 deaths (469.407), the United Kingdom (46.511 deaths in 309.005 cases) and India (42.518 deaths out of 2.088.611. XNUMX infected).
Among the countries most affected, Belgium is the one that regrets the most deaths in relation to its population, with 85 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (69), Peru (63), Spain (61) and Italy ( 58).
China (without the territories of Hong Kong and Macau) officially records a total of 84.596 cases (31 in the last 24 hours), among which 4.634 died (0 between Friday and today), and 79.123 recovered.
Latin America and the Caribbean today totaled at 11:00 GMT 215.859 deaths in 5.412.752 cases, Europe 212.794 deaths (3.324.721 cases), the United States and Canada 170.362 deaths (5.060.783 infected), Asia 70.515 dead (3.347.655 cases), the Middle East 29.570 deaths (1.228.429 infected), Africa 22.491 dead (1.022.418 cases) and Oceania 311 dead (22.618 infected).
This number of cases only reflects a fraction of the actual number of contaminations, as some countries only test serious cases, others use the tests mainly for screening and many poor countries have limited testing capabilities.
This assessment was based on data collected by AFP delegations from the competent national authorities and information from WHO.