The new coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 936,000 people and has infected more than 29.6 million worldwide since December, according to an AFP agency report based on official data.
According to the balance of the French news agency, today at 11:00 TMG (12:00 in Lisbon), at least 936,095 people have died and 29,633,590 have been infected in 196 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic of 19, in December 2019, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
At least 19,787,400 cases have already been considered cured by health authorities.
AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total infections, as some countries are testing only serious cases, others use the test as a priority for screening and many poor countries have only limited screening capacity.
In the last 24 hours, 6,257 new deaths and 296,401 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that recorded the highest number of new deaths are India (1,290), the United States (1,250) and Brazil (1,113).
The United States is the country most affected in terms of deaths and cases, with 195,961 deaths and 6,606,674 cases, according to a report by Johns Hopkins University. At least 2,495,127 people were declared cured.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 133,119 deaths and 4,382,263 cases, India with 82,066 deaths (5,020,359 cases), Mexico with 71,678 deaths (676,487 cases) and the United Kingdom with 41,664 deaths (374,228 cases) .
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau) officially accounted for a total of 85,214 cases (12 new cases between Tuesday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 80,437 recoveries.
Latin America and the Caribbean had a total of 314,495 deaths and 8,403,067 cases, Europe 222,734 (4,614,184 cases), United States and Canada 205,187 (6,745,229 cases), Asia 118,964 (6,749,832 cases), Medium East 40,771 (1,722,231 cases), Africa 33,066 (1,368,342 cases) and Oceania 878 (30,713 cases).