Covid-19: More than 338,000 dead and more than 5.2 million infected worldwide

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 338,128 people and has infected more than 5.2 million worldwide since December, according to an AFP agency balance sheet at 11:00 today, based on official data.

According to data collected by the French news agency, at least 338,128 people have died and there are more than 5,218,261 in 196 countries and territories since the epidemic began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

According to AFP, between Friday and today, China does not register new cases of contamination with the new coronavirus, for the first time since January, when Beijing began to publish data on the disease.

In that country, a total of 82,971 cases were recorded, including 4,634 deaths.

The United States is the country most affected, both in number of deaths and in cases, with 96,007 deaths in more than 1.6 million cases. In terms of number of deaths, the United Kingdom (36,393 deaths), Italy (32,616), Spain (28,628 deaths) and France (28,289 deaths) follow.

In Latin America, the new epicenter of the pandemic, the situation is particularly alarming in Brazil (21,048 deaths), but also in Peru (3,244).

This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP from health authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Portugal registers today 1,302 deaths related to covid-19, 13 more than on Friday, and 30,471 infected, 271 more, according to the epidemiological bulletin released by the Directorate-General for Health.

In comparison with Friday's data, which recorded 1,289 deaths, today there was an increase of 1% in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (30,471), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 271 more cases than on Friday (30,200), representing an increase of 0.89% .

The North region has the highest number of deaths (732), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (309), the Center (230), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with updated data up to 24:00 on Friday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without a death record.

ABC (SSS) // JH

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