COVID-19: more than 68,000 dead worldwide


(Paris) The pandemic of the new coronavirus has caused at least 052 125 dead worldwide since its appearance in December in China, according to a report drawn up by AFP from official sources on Sunday at 19 h GMT.

France Media Agency

More than 1 244 740 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 191 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic. This number of diagnosed cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections, with a large number of countries now testing only those cases requiring hospital care. Among these cases, at least 238 800 are today considered cured.

Since the count made the day before at 19 h GMT, 4690 new deaths and 75 522 new cases have been identified worldwide.

The countries which recorded the most new deaths in 24 h is the United States with 1082 new dead, Spain (674) and the United Kingdom (621).

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 12 877 dead for 128 948 case. 515 death and 4316 new cases were announced there Sunday. 21 815 people are considered cured by the Italian authorities.

After Italy, the most affected countries are Spain with 12 418 dead for 130 759 case, the United States with 9180 dead (324 052 case), France with 8078 dead (92 839 case), and the United Kingdom with 4934 dead (47 806 case).

China (without the territories of Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic began at the end of December, has counted in total 81 669 case (30 new between Saturday and Sunday), of which 3329 death (3 new), and 76 964 healings.

In terms of the number of officially registered cases, the United States is the most affected country.

Since Saturday at 19 h GMT, Ethiopia and Haiti have announced the first deaths linked to the virus on their soil. South Sudan has announced the diagnosis of a first case.

Europe totaled Sunday at 19 h GMT 49 137 death for 664 514 case, the United States and Canada 9477 death (339 442 case), Asia 4192 death (118 570 case), the Middle East 3794 death (76 082 case), Latin America and the Caribbean 1053 death (30 539 case), Africa 431 death (8921 case), and Oceania 33 death (6675 case).

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