Coronavirus has killed 68,125 people and infected more than 1.2 million

Countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The new coronavirus pandemic has killed around 68,125 people worldwide and has infected more than 1.2 million since December, according to an AFP agency report, at 8PM yesterday, through official sources in the various countries.

According to data collected by the French news agency, more than 1,244,740 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 191 countries and territories since the epidemic began last December in China.

AFP warns, however, that the number of diagnosed cases currently reflects only a fraction of the actual total infections, as a large number of countries are testing only those cases that require hospital care.

Among these diagnosed cases, at least 238,800 are considered cured by health authorities.

Since the count made at 19:00 GMT on Saturday, 4,690 new deaths and 75,522 new cases have occurred worldwide.

The countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are the United States, with 1,082 new deaths, Spain (674) and the United Kingdom (621).

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus-related death in late February, now has 15,877 deaths, 128,948 cases and 21,815 people cured.

Today, Italian authorities have announced 515 deaths and 4,316 new cases.

After Italy, the countries most affected are Spain, with 12,418 deaths, for 130,759 cases, the United States, with 9,180 deaths (324,052 cases), France, with 8,078 deaths (92,839 cases) and the United Kingdom, with 4,934 deaths (47,806 cases).

China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), where the epidemic began in late December, accounted for a total of 81,669 cases (30 new between Saturday and today), including 3,329 deaths and 76,964 cures.

With several cases officially registered, the United States is currently the most affected country in the world.

Since Saturday, at 19:00 GMT, Ethiopia and Haiti have announced the first deaths linked to the virus and South Sudan has announced the diagnosis of a first case.

Europe totaled at 20:00 (19:00 TMG) ​​yesterday 49,137 deaths, for 664,514 cases, the United States and Canada 9,477 deaths (339,442 cases), Asia 4,192 deaths (118,570 cases), the Middle East 3,794 deaths (76,082 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 1,053 deaths (30,539 cases), Africa 431 deaths (8,921 cases) and Oceania 41 deaths (6,675 cases).

This assessment was carried out with data collected by AFP from the competent national authorities of the various countries and the World Health Organization (WHO).


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