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More than 531,000 deaths from coronavirus worldwide

More than 531,000 deaths from coronavirus worldwide

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 531,789 deaths worldwide since China officially reported the appearance of the disease in December, according to AFP on Sunday based on official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, 11,343,890 people in 196 countries or territories have contracted the disease. Of them at least 5,906,500 were recovered according to the authorities.

This number of positive cases only reflects a part of all infections due to the disparate policies of different countries to diagnose.

Since yesterday there were 4,205 deaths and 182,459 infections worldwide. The countries that registered the most deaths are Brazil with 1,091 deaths, India (613) and Mexico (523).

The death toll in the United States, which recorded its first death linked to the virus in early February, stands at 129,718. The country registered 2,852,807 infections. The authorities consider that 894,325 people were healed.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 64,265 deaths and 1,577,004 cases, the United Kingdom with 44,220 deaths (285,416 cases), Italy with 34,861 deaths (241,611 cases), and Mexico with 30,366 deaths (252,165 cases).

Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium regrets the highest mortality rate, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (65), Spain (61), Italy (58), and Sweden (54).

Mainland China (not counting Hong Kong and Macao) has 83,553 infected people, of whom 4,634 died and 78,516 were completely healed.

This Sunday and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe added 199,310 deaths (2,725,090 infections), the United States and Canada 138,446 (2,958,343), Latin America and the Caribbean 126,861 (2,876,303), Asia 37,904 (1,472,426 ), The Middle East 17,833 (825,224), Africa 11,302 (476,535), and Oceania 133 (9,972).

This figures are from data from the national authorities collected by the AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of the data, the increase in the figures published in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to the previous day.

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