October 19, 2021

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COVID-19 has claimed 4,752,875 lives in the world

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The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,752,875 deaths in the world since the office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to an established balance.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 232,273,010 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 Monday, 7,345 new deaths and 503,272 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are the United States, with 2,403; Russia (852) and Iran (289).

The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 690,426, with 43,116,432 infections. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 594,653 deaths and 21,366,395 cases; India, with 447,373 deaths (33,697,581 cases); Mexico, with 275,676 deaths (3,635,807 cases) and Russia, with 205,531 deaths (7,464,708 cases).

Among the worst hit countries, Peru has the highest mortality rate, with 604 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bosnia (320), North Macedonia (317), Hungary (312), Montenegro (303) and Bulgaria (295) .

This balance was carried out using data from national authorities collected by AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Due to corrections by the authorities or the late release of the data, the increase in the 24-hour published figures may not exactly match the previous day’s numbers.

 

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