The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,740,525 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to a balance established by AFP this Sunday at 10:00 GMT from official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 231,483,340 people have contracted the disease.
The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part maintains symptoms for weeks or even months.
The figures are based on the reports communicated daily by the health authorities of each country and exclude the corrections made a posteriori by the different statistical agencies that conclude that the number of deaths is much more important.
The WHO even estimates that if the overmortality linked to covid-19 is taken into account, directly and indirectly, the balance of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially registered.
A significant part of less severe or asymptomatic cases remains undetected despite the intensification of testing in many countries.
On Saturday, 6,171 new deaths and 378,753 infections were registered in the world.
The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are Russia with 805, the United States (762) and Mexico (600). The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 687,751 with 42,940,458 infections.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 594,200 deaths and 21,343,304 cases, India, with 446,918 deaths (33,652,745 cases), Mexico, with 275,303 deaths (3,628,812 cases), and Russia, with 203,900 deaths (7,420,913 cases).
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