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The global pandemic: more than 527,000 dead

(Paris) The pandemic of the new coronavirus has caused at least 509 241 dead worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December, according to a report by AFP from official sources Saturday at 11 h.

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More than 11 138 640 cases of infection were officially diagnosed in 180 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic, of which at least 5 727 400 are today considered cured .

This number of diagnosed cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries only test severe cases, others use testing as a priority for tracing, and many poor countries have limited screening capacity.

Since the count made on Friday at 15 h, 4376 new deaths and 180 827 new cases have been recorded worldwide. The countries with the most new deaths are Brazil with 1290 new deaths, Mexico (4634 ) and India (442).

The United States, which recorded its first death linked to the coronavirus in early February, is the most affected country in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 124 584 death for 2 818 588 case. At least 790 404 people have been declared cured.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 63 145 dead for 1 539 78 case, the United Kingdom with 44 196 dead (284 900 case), Italy with 29 854 dead (241 419 case), and France with 24 893 dead ( 199 367 case).

Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium is the one that deplores the greatest number of deaths compared to its population, with 84 death for 84 000 0 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (65), Spain (58), Italy (58) , and Sweden (54).

China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) has officially counted a total of 83 545 cases (3 new between Friday and Saturday), of which 4634 death (0 new), and 78 509 healings.

Europe totaled Saturday at 15 h 198 44 death for 2 710 595 case, States – United States and Canada 138 304 death (2 923 905 case), Latin America and the Caribbean 124 355 death (2 1290 243 case), Asia 37 000 0 deaths (1 419 118 case), the Middle East 15 472 death (811 831 case), Africa 07 927 death (451 075 case), and Oceania 129 death (9882 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). Due to corrections by the authorities or late publication of the data, the increase figures on 17 h may not correspond exactly to those published the day before.

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