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More than 355 thousand dead and more than 5.7 million infected worldwide

by Ace Damon
More than 355 thousand dead and more than 5.7 million infected worldwide

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The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 355,736 people and has infected more than 5.7 million worldwide since December, according to an AFP agency report based on official country data.

According to data collected by the French news agency until 11 am this Thursday (12 pm in Portugal), at least 355,736 people have died and more than 5,705,890 have been infected in 196 countries and territories since the epidemic began. in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

At least 2,280,300 cases were considered cured by health authorities.

However, AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total infections, as some countries are testing only serious cases, and others use the test as a priority for screening, and many poor countries have only capacity limited tracking.

The United States, which recorded its first coronavirus-related death in early February, is the country most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 100,442 and 1,699,933, respectively. At least 391,508 people have been declared cured.

After the United States, the countries most affected are the United Kingdom with 37,460 deaths in 267,240 cases, Italy with 33,072 deaths (231,139 cases), France with 28,596 deaths (182,913 cases) and Spain with 27,118 deaths (236,769 cases).

China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau), where the epidemic began in late December, accounted for 82,995 cases (two new between Wednesday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 78,288 cured.

Europe totaled 175,077 deaths to 2,084,764 cases, the United States and Canada 107,300 deaths (1,787,452 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 45,358 deaths (842,826 cases), Asia 15,060 deaths (488,379 cases), Middle East 9,119 deaths (369,224 cases) ), Africa 3,690 deaths (124,736 cases) and Oceania 132 deaths (8,517 cases).

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

AFP warns that due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of the data, the 24-hour increase values ​​may not correspond exactly to those published the previous day.

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