According to a total obtained by AFP at 1000 GMT on Friday from government sources, the coronavirus has killed at least 3,704,003 individuals since the pandemic began in China in December 2019.
At least 172,071,490 coronavirus cases have been reported. The great majority of people have healed, while some have continued to suffer symptoms for weeks or even months.
The data are based on daily data submitted by each country’s health agencies. They ignore modifications made by other statistics organizations, which reflect a substantially greater number of deaths.
The World Health Organization predicts that the pandemic’s overall toll might be two to three times greater than official figures owing to extra mortality caused by COVID-19.
Despite increased testing in many countries, a considerable percentage of less severe or asymptomatic cases go undiscovered.
On Thursday, there were 10,595 new fatalities and 487,550 new cases reported globally. According to the most recent estimates, India had the largest number of new fatalities with 2,713, followed by Brazil with 1,682 and the United States with 589. With 596,434 fatalities from 33,326,410 cases, the United States is the worst-affected country.
Following the United States, the worst-affected nations are Brazil (469,388 fatalities from 16,803,472 cases), India (340,702 fatalities from 28,574,350 cases), Mexico (228,362 fatalities from 2,426,822 cases), and Peru (185,380 fatalities from 1,968,393 cases).
Peru has the greatest number of deaths per 100,000 people, with 562 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Hungary (308, Bosnia and Herzegovina 284, the Czech Republic 281, and the Republic of North Macedonia 261).
Latin America and the Caribbean have had 1,170,650 fatalities from 33,580,797 infections, Europe has had 1,139,837 fatalities from 53,127,297 infections, while the United States and Canada have had 622,063 fatalities from infections.
Asia has recorded 494,808 fatalities from 37,028,726 cases, the Middle East has reported 144,023 fatalities from 8,688,851 cases, Africa has reported 131,520 fatalities from 4,883,779 cases, and Oceania has recorded 1,102 fatalities from 49,188 cases.
Because of revisions made by national authorities or late publishing of statistics, the statistics updated in the last 24 hours may differ from the previous day’s tallies.