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The coronavirus pandemic novel has killed at least 2,847,182 people worldwide, with the WHO office in China reporting the onset of the disease in late December 2019, according to a report set up by AFP at 10:00 GMT on Sunday from official sources.
More than 130,685,270 cases of infection have been officially confirmed since the onset of the epidemic. Most patients recover, but an underestimated portion can have symptoms for weeks or even months.
These figures are based on reports that health officials in each country communicate on a daily basis and exclude previous post revisions made by statistical agencies such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
There were 8,985 new deaths and 535,740 new cases worldwide on Saturday. The countries with the highest number of deaths in their latest reports were Brazil, the United States (800) and India (513) with 1,987 new deaths.
The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths and cases, with 554,779 deaths per 30,671,844 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The United States was followed by Brazil with 330,193 deaths and 12,953,597 cases, Mexico with 204,011 deaths (2,249,195 cases), India with 164,623 deaths (12,485,509 cases), and the United Kingdom with 126,826 deaths (4,357,09 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, the Czech Republic has the highest number of deaths per 100,000 population, followed by 252 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (223), Montenegro (207), Bosnia (206) and Belgium (199).
44,583,896 cases, 795,357 deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean (25,198,343 cases), 577,830 deaths in the United States and Canada (31,668,923 cases), 275,247 deaths in Asia (18,303,260 cases), 968 deaths in Europe as of 10 a.m. Sunday. 115,317 deaths (6,627,888 cases), Africa 113,644 deaths (4,264,758 cases), Oceania 997 deaths (38,204 cases).
Since the onset of the epidemic, the number of tests performed has greatly increased and screening and tracing methods have improved, leading to an increase in reported contamination. However, the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total contamination, with the majority of less severe or asymptomatic cases not yet identified.
The assessment was made using data collected by AFP offices from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to the late publication of corrections or data made by the authorities, the 24 hour growth figures are not exactly the same as those published the day before.