The new coronavirus has infected more than 45 million people worldwide since December 2019, when the first case was diagnosed, 1,1 million of whom died, according to the daily balance of the agency France-Presse (AFP).
Since the beginning of the pandemic and until 11:00 GMT (same time in Lisbon) today, 45.650.850 cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been reported, two thirds of which (30.425.200) are considered cured.
In these ten months, 1.189.892 people died of covid-19, according to the agency, which warns that the numbers represent only part of the real number of cases and deaths, given the differences from country to country in the criteria and in the capacity to perform them. testing.
On Friday, 7.365 deaths and more than half a million (558.737) new cases were reported worldwide.
The countries with the highest numbers in the last 24 hours are the United States, with 919 deaths, India, with 551, and France (545).
The United States remains the country in the world most affected by the pandemic both in number of cases and deaths, with 229.710 deaths in 9.048.177 cases, 3.578.452 of which have already been cured, according to Johns Hopkins University.
It follows Brazil, with 159.477 deaths and 5.516.658 cases, India, with 121.641 deaths in 8.137.119 cases, Mexico, with 91.289 deaths in 918.811 cases, and the United Kingdom, with 46.229 deaths in 989.745 cases.
Peru, in turn, is the country with the highest mortality rate due to covid-19, with 104 deaths per 100.000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (99), Spain (77) and Brazil (75).
China, where the first case of infection was identified in December, recorded a total of 85.973 cases in the mainland (excluding the territories of Macau and Hong Kong) (33 new infections in the last 24 hours), 4.634 of which were fatal (zero) new).
By regions of the world, Latin America and the Caribbean today recorded 400.599 deaths in 11.259.360 cases, Europe 276.474 deaths in 10.247.076 cases, the United States and Canada 239.820 deaths in 9.280.176 cases, Asia 170.108 deaths in 10.512.093. 59.178 cases, the Middle East 2.539.533 deaths in 42.691 cases, Africa with 1.778.088 deaths in 1.022 cases and Oceania with 34.530 deaths in XNUMX cases.
This balance was based on data released by the national health authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).