The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,303,610 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 a balance.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 203,332,890 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 8,556 new deaths and 625,724 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are Indonesia with 2,048, Russia (792) and Iran (588).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 617,321 with 35,948,170 infections. After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 563,562 deaths and 20,177,757 cases, India, with 428,682 deaths (31,998,158 cases), Mexico, with 244,690 deaths (2,978,330 cases) and Peru, with 197,029 deaths (2,125,848 cases).
This balance was carried out using data from national authorities collected by AFP offices and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).