The covid-19 pandemic has killed 502,599 people and affected more than 10 million worldwide since December, according to a report by AFP agency at 19:00 TMG today, based on official data.
According to data collected by the French news agency, at 19:00 GMT (20:00 Lisbon) today, 10,208,540 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 196 countries and territories since the outbreak began at the end of Last December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, of which at least 5,094,900 are now considered cured.
However, the AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections, as some countries are testing only severe cases, others use the test as a priority for screening and many poor states have only limited screening capacity.
Since the count made on Sunday at 19:00 TMG on Sunday, 2,969 new deaths and 144,004 new cases have occurred worldwide.
The countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are Brazil, with 552 new deaths, India (380) and Mexico (267).
The United States, which had its first death linked to coronavirus in early February, is the country most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 125,928 deaths to 2,564,163 cases.
At least 685,164 people have been declared cured to date by U.S. authorities.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil, with 57,622 deaths and 1,344,143 cases, the United Kingdom, with 43,575 deaths (311,965 cases), Italy with 34,744 deaths (240,436 cases) and France, with 29,813 deaths (200,667 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium still has the highest number of deaths compared to its population, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (64), Spain (61), Italy (57) and Sweden (53).
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao) officially accounted for a total of 83,512 cases (12 new ones between Sunday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 78,460 recoveries.
Europe totalled 19:00 GMT today, 196,428 deaths and 2,660,794 cases, the United States and Canada 134,538 deaths (2,667,981 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 112,321 deaths (2,491,030 cases), Asia 33,689 deaths (1,689 deaths (1,000 251,153 cases), the Middle East 15,819 deaths (7,431.72 cases), Africa 9,671 deaths (385,166 cases) and Oceania 133 deaths (9,244 cases).
This assessment was carried out using data gathered by afp delegations to the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
The AFP warns that due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of data, the 24-hour increase values may not exactly correspond to those published the day before.
In Portugal, 1,568 people died out of the 41,912 confirmed as infected, according to the most recent bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health.
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