The Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than two million people and caused more than 130,000 deaths, according to an AFP report from official sources at 7 p.m. GMT Wednesday.
The new coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 131,639 people worldwide since its onset in December in China, according to a report by the AFP from official sources Wednesday at 7 p.m. GMT.
More than 2,033,620 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 436,100 are now considered cured.
Since the count carried out the previous day at 7 p.m. GMT, 7,721 new deaths and 71,643 new cases have been recorded worldwide.
The most affected United States
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 27,085 deaths for 614,482 cases. At least 50,107 people were declared cured.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Italy with 21,645 deaths for 165,155 cases, Spain with 18,579 deaths (177,633 cases), France with 17,167 deaths (147,863 cases), and the United Kingdom with 12,868 deaths (98,476 cases).
China (excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic began in late December, officially counted a total of 82,295 cases (46 new between Tuesday and Wednesday), including 3,342 deaths (1 new), and 77 738 healings.
Europe totaled Wednesday at 7 p.m. GMT 88,760 deaths for 1,032,710 cases, the United States and Canada 28,139 deaths (642,688 cases), Asia 5,265 deaths (149,027 cases), the Middle East 5,147 deaths (110,372 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 3,355 deaths (74,394 cases), Africa 894 deaths (16,744 cases), and Oceania 79 deaths (7,692 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).