The coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,602,565 deaths in the world since the World Health Organization office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to a balance established by AFP from sources officers.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 223,069,340 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 World Health Organization even estimates that if the excess mortality linked to COVID-19, direct and indirect, is taken into account, 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 Thursday, 9,528 new deaths and 614,394 infections were registered in the world.
The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are the United States with 1,901, Russia (789) and Brazil (753).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 654,598 with 40,602,891 infections.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 585,174 deaths and 20,958,899 cases, India, with 442,009 deaths (33,174,954 cases), Mexico, with 266,150 deaths (3,479,999 cases), and Peru, with 198,621 deaths (2,158,493 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru has the highest mortality rate, with 602 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (304), North Macedonia (297), Montenegro (284) and the Czech Republic (284). ).
This balance was carried out using data from national authorities collected by AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).