Coronavirus deaths top 325,000 worldwide: AFP tally

Coronavirus deaths top 325,000 worldwide: AFP tally

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Paris: According to Agence France-Presse, since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China last December, 325,000 people worldwide have died from the new coronavirus, three-quarters of which have died in Europe and the United States.

According to official news on Wednesday in 1900 GMT, the virus has killed 325,232 people in 196 countries and infected 4,943,050 people.

At least 1,827,200 people are now believed to have recovered.

Using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), these counts may only reflect a small portion of the actual number of infections.

Many countries only test for symptomatic or most severe cases.

In the United States, 92,583 people died, the highest number of deaths. 1,539,633 cases have been registered nationwide and 289,392 people have been cured.

The number of deaths in the UK is second, with an official 35,704 cases, a total of 248,293 cases, ahead of Italy (32,330 and 227,364 cases), France (28,132 and 181,575 cases) and Spain (27,888 and 232,555 cases).

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Since Tuesday, 1900 GMT, there have been 4,951 deaths and 94,820 new cases registered worldwide.

The United States registered the highest 24-hour death toll of 1,404 ahead of 1,179 for Brazil and 363 for the United Kingdom.

Belgium has the highest death toll relative to population with 79 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, ahead of Spain (60), Italy and the United Kingdom (both 53), and France (43).

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 82,965 cases. It has 78,244 recovered cases.

Europe has a total of 169,674 deaths from 1,944,258 cases, the United States and Canada have 98,674 deaths and 1,619,714 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean have 32,422 deaths and 583,045 cases, Asia has 12,941 deaths and 387,127 cases, the Middle East has 8,420 deaths and 306,715 cases, Africa has 2,973 deaths from 93,772 cases, and Oceania 128 deaths from 8,426 cases.

Corrections by national authorities or outdated data means that the numbers updated in the past 24 hours may not be exactly the same as the previous day’s records.

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