Since the pandemic began, more than 400,000 people have died of coronavirus worldwide, according to a report by AFP. The pandemic has claimed the most victims in the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil.
The symbolic barrier to 400,000 deaths worldwide since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, which appeared in China in December, has been crossed. A number that has doubled in one and a half months, according to a balance sheet prepared by AFP from official sources Sunday at 02:30 GMT.
A total of 40,052 deaths for 6,929,960 reported cases have been registered worldwide. Nearly half of the deaths occurred in Europe, where AFP recorded 183,428 coronavirus deaths.
The United States, the most affected country
The United States recorded the most deaths with 109,802 deaths and nearly two million confirmed cases. Followed by the United Kingdom, where there are 40,542 deaths, Brazil (35,930 deaths), Italy, which has so far reached 33,846 deaths, and France, which has a total of 29,142 deaths and 190,631 reported cases.
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China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic began in late December, officially counted a total of 83,036 cases, including six new ones between Saturday and Sunday, 4,634 deaths and 78,332 cures. The country has not announced any new deaths.
According to available data, Brazil is currently the fastest developing country. On average, over the last seven days, more than a thousand new deaths and nearly 25,000 new infections have been recorded there every day.
South America, the current episode of the pandemic
After China and then Europe from March, the WHO declared on May 22 that South America was the “new epicenter” of the pandemic. In fact, 64,100 deaths and 1,291,471 cases were recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean on Sunday at 02:30 GMT.
After concentrating more than 70% of deaths from the new corona virus in early April, Europe is now concentrating, with the epidemic significantly reduced in recent weeks, 46% of the 400,000 deaths while 30% of global deaths in the United States . US and Canada and 15% in Latin America.
This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries only test the most serious cases and others use testing as a priority for tracking. In addition, many poor countries have limited screening capacity.