Covid-19 Has Killed Approximately 570,000 People and Infected Almost 13 Million Worldwide

Covid-19 Has Killed Approximately 570,000 People and Infected Almost 13 Million Worldwide

According to an AFP agency report on July 13th, the coronavirus pandemic has killed approximately 569,879 people and has infected almost 13 million worldwide since December 2019.

12,992,640 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in over 196 countries and 6,943,800 are now considered cured. AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a small fraction of the actual number of infections.

This is so because some countries test only serious cases, while others use the test as a priority for screening and many poor countries have only limited screening capacity.

Since counting at 19:00 GMT on Sunday, 3,469 new deaths and 191,744 new cases have occurred worldwide. The countries with the most deaths in the last 24 hours are Brazil, with 631 new deaths, India (500) and the United States (334).

The United States, which had its first death linked to the coronavirus in early February, is the country most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 135,400 deaths in 3,336,154 cases. At least 1,006,326 people have been declared cured.

After the United States, the countries most affected are Brazil, with 72,100 deaths in 1,864,681 cases, the United Kingdom, with 44,830 deaths (290,133 cases), Mexico, with 35,006 deaths (299,750 cases) and Italy, with 34,967 killed (243,230 cases).

The countries that are hit the hardest; Belgium has the highest number of deaths in relation to the population, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (66), Spain (61), Italy (58) and Sweden (55) .

China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau) officially accounted for a total of 83,602 cases (eight new between Sunday and today), including 4,634 deaths and 78,648 cures.

In Portugal, 1,662 people of the 46,818 confirmed as infected died, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.

Europe totaled on Monday 202,780 deaths in 2,849,335 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 144,846 deaths (3,379,778 cases), the United States and Canada 144,221 deaths (3,443,961 cases), Asia 43,958 deaths (1,779,712 cases), the Middle East 20,655 deaths (931,951 cases), Africa 13,282 deaths (596,353 cases) and Oceania 137 deaths (11,556 cases).

This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO). AFP warns that due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of data, the 24-hour increase numbers may not correspond exactly to those published the previous day.