More than 120,000 Killed by Coronavirus Worldwide

More than 120,000 Killed by Coronavirus Worldwide

A total of 120,013 deaths have been recorded, including 81,474 in Europe, the continent most affected.

More than 1,923,390 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 193 countries and territories since the start of the epidemic. This number of diagnosed cases, however, only reflects a fraction of the actual number of infections, with a large number of countries testing only those cases requiring hospital care. Among these cases, at least 411,500 are now considered cured.

The United States, which recorded its first death linked to the coronavirus at the end of February, is the country most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 23,649 deaths for 582,594 cases. At least 44,308 people were declared cured.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Italy with 20,465 deaths for 159,516 cases, Spain with 18,056 deaths (172,541 cases), France with 14,967 deaths (136,779 cases), and the United Kingdom with 11,329 deaths (88,621 cases).

China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic started in late December, officially counted a total of 82,249 cases (89 new between Monday and Tuesday), including 3,341 deaths, and 77,738 cures.

Europe totaled Tuesday at 7 a.m., 81,474 deaths for 973,087 cases, the United States and Canada 24,482 deaths (608,274 cases), Asia 5,136 deaths (144,057 cases), the Middle East 5,018 deaths (105,246 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 2,991 deaths (69,749 cases), Africa 835 deaths (15,376 cases), and Oceania 77 deaths (7,601 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).