The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,234,618 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established Tuesday at 1 p.m.
More than 198,815,960 cases of infection have been detected since the start of the epidemic. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly preserved part of the symptoms for weeks or even months.
The figures are based on reports communicated daily by the health authorities in each country. They exclude the revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations, which conclude with a much higher number of deaths.
The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality and directly linked to Covid-19, that the results of the pandemic could
A significant portion of less severe or asymptomatic cases also remain undetected despite increased screening in many countries.
On Monday, 8,102 new deaths and 593,705 new cases were recorded worldwide.
The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are Indonesia with 1,568 new deaths, Russia (788) and India (422).
The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 613,679 deaths for 35,131,438 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 557,223 deaths and 19,953,501 cases, India with 425,195 deaths (31,726,507 cases), Mexico with 241,279 deaths (2,861,498 cases), and the Peru with 196,518 deaths (2,114,445 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru is the one with the highest number of deaths relative to its population, with 596 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (295), the Czech Republic (284) and North Macedonia (264).
Latin America and the Caribbean totaled Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. GMT 1,376,894 deaths for 40,962,276 cases, Europe 1,204,827 deaths (58,693,124 cases), Asia 678,005 deaths (45,130,395 cases), states United and Canada 640,279 deaths (36,563,046 cases), Africa 171,764 deaths (6,778,156 cases), the Middle East 161,453 deaths (10,602,511 cases), and Oceania 1,396 deaths (86,452 cases).