(Paris) The novel Corona virus epidemic has killed at least 2,917,316 people worldwide, with the World Health Organization office in China announcing the onset of the disease in late December 2019, according to a report established by AFP at 6am on Saturday from official sources.
More than 134,648,510 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the onset of the epidemic.
Most patients recover, but the more poorly assessed area retains symptoms for weeks or months.
These figures are based on daily reports by health officials in each country, and exclude previous post-corrections made by statistical agencies such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
As of Friday, 13,924 new deaths and 769,876 new cases had been reported worldwide.
With 3,693 new deaths, Brazil, the United States (931) and Mexico (874) recorded the highest number of new deaths in recent reports.
The United States is the most affected country in both deaths and cases, with 561,074 deaths out of 31,085,251 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 348,718 deaths and 13,373,174 cases, Mexico with 207,020 deaths (2,272,064 cases), India with 168,436 deaths (13,205,926 cases), and the United Kingdom with 127,040 deaths (4,365,46 cases).
Among the worst-affected countries, the Czech Republic has the highest number of deaths compared to its own population, with 259 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Hungary (238), Bosnia (222), Montenegro (216) and Bulgaria (204).
Europe 6,916,590 deaths in Latin America at 6 am, 823,259 deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean (26,008,344 cases), 584,315 deaths in the United States and Canada (32,127,378 cases), 282,857 deaths in Asia (19,244,871 cases12,76) 4,332,511 cases), Oceania 1,005 deaths (39,696 cases).
Since the onset of the epidemic, the number of tests performed has drastically increased and screening and tracking techniques have improved, leading to an increase in reported contaminants.
However, the number of cases detected represents only a fraction of the actual total contamination, with the vast majority of less serious or asymptomatic cases still undiagnosed.
The assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from competent national officials and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections made by officials or delayed release of data, the 24-hour increase figures do not exactly match those released the previous day.