The new pandemic coronavirus has killed at least 505,652 people and infected more than 10 million people worldwide since December, according to an agency report. AFP based on official data.
According to data collected by the French news agency by 11 am in Lisbon, at least 505,652 people have died and there are more than 10,322,400 infected in 196 countries and territories since the epidemic began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
At least 5,187,300 cases were 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.
The United States, which recorded its first coronavirus-related death in early February, is the country most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 126,141 deaths and 2,590,582 cases, respectively. At least 705,203 people were declared cured.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil with 58,314 deaths in 1,368,195 cases, the United Kingdom with 43,575 deaths (311,965 cases), Italy with 34,744 deaths (240,436 cases) and France with 29,813 deaths (200,667 cases).
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau) officially accounted for a total of 83,531 cases (19 new cases between Monday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 78,469 recoveries.
Europe totaled 196,686 deaths in 2,670,500 cases, United States and Canada 134,751 deaths (2,694,400 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 113,933 deaths (2,530,877 cases), Asia 34,338 deaths (1,276,020 cases), Middle East 15,968 deaths (746,780 cases), Africa 9,843 deaths (394,503 cases) and Oceania 133 deaths (9,328 cases).
AFP warns that due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of the data, the 24-hour increase values may not correspond exactly to those published the previous day.