The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,899,396 persons since the outbreak emerged in China in Dec 2019, according to a tally from official sources published by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.
At least 88,024,570 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 54,775,300 are now considered recovered.
These figures derive from daily tolls supplied by health authorities in each region and exclude later on re-evaluations by statistical organizations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.
On Thursday, 14,845 new deaths and 838,720 new conditions were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reviews, the countries with new deaths were america with 3,998 latest deaths, followed by Brazil with 1,524 and Germany with 1,188.
The United States may be the worst-affected country with 365,321 deaths from 21,581,749 cases. At least 6,298,082 persons have already been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 200,498 deaths from 7,961,673 cases, India with 150,570 deaths from 10,413,417 cases, Mexico with 131,031 deaths from 1,493,569 cases, and the uk with 78,508 deaths from 2,889,419 cases.
The country with the highest number of deaths in comparison to its population is Belgium with 172 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia with 141, Bosnia-Herzegovina with 128, Italy 128 and the Republic of North Macedonia 124.
Europe overall has 607,458 deaths from 28,274,525 conditions, Latin America and the Caribbean 523,073 deaths from 16,199,597 infections, and america and Canada 381,865 deaths from 22,214,812 cases.
Asia has reported 223,928 deaths from 14,197,294 conditions, the center East 91,570 deaths from 4,154,963 cases, Africa 70,557 deaths from 2,952,125 conditions, and Oceania 945 deaths from 31,256 conditions.
Since the start of pandemic, the amount of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, resulting in a growth in reported cases.
However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the true final number of infections as a significant number of significantly less serious or asymptomatic cases often remain undetected.
As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of info, the figures updated in the last 24 hours may well not correspond exactly to the prior day's tallies. - AFP