The global coronavirus toll stands at 42 87 427

The new coronavirus has killed at least 42 87,427 people since the outbreak of the epidemic in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources established by AFP on Sunday at 10:00 GMT.

At least 20,22,74,390 cases of coronavirus have been recorded. The vast majority have recovered, although some continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

The figures are based on daily reports provided by the health authorities in each country.

The World Health Organization estimates that the global toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than official records, due to the excess mortality which is directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.

A large number of less severe or asymptomatic cases also go undetected, despite increased testing in many countries.

As of Saturday, 9,373 new deaths and 6 91,420 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were Indonesia with 1,498 new deaths, followed by Brazil with 990 and the United States with 856.

The United States is the most affected country with 6 16,718 deaths for 35,739,777 cases.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 5 62 752 deaths for 2 01 51 779 cases, India with 4 27 862 deaths for 3 19 34 455 cases, Mexico with 244 248 deaths for 29 64,244 cases, and Peru with 1,967,873 deaths for 21,24,128 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths relative to its population is Peru with 597 deaths per 1,000,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary with 311, Bosnia and Herzegovina with 295, the Czech Republic with 284 and Brazil with 265.

Latin America and the Caribbean as a whole have 13,90,154 deaths for 41,489,417 cases, Europe 12 11,528 deaths for 5 94 86 360 infections, and Asia 699 596 deaths for 4,61 15,997 cases.

The United States and Canada reported 6 43,381 deaths in 3,717,857 cases, Africa 1,7,6,624 deaths in 69 85,972 cases, the Middle East 1,64,695 deaths in 1,09 25,737 cases and Oceania 1,449 deaths for 93,054 cases.

Iran is reporting more than 500 daily Covid deaths for the first time, its health ministry announces, as new infections also hit an all-time high.

Saudi Arabia will begin accepting vaccinated foreigners wishing to make the Umrah pilgrimage, authorities say, a move that will boost an economy hit by the Covid pandemic.

Australia’s third largest city Brisbane will lift a lockdown after containing a cluster of viruses, but an outbreak that has kept Sydney crippled for weeks continues to grow.

Congolese authorities say the epidemic has eased in many parts of the country but remain worrying in the economic capital of Lubumbashi where failure to wear a mask will now be punishable by up to seven days in prison. .

Brunei is imposing strict restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19, after finding its first locally transmitted cases in more than a year.

France’s controversial health pass goes into effect Monday, despite another weekend of protests, with nearly a quarter of a million people marching across the country against its imposition.

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