PARIS | The new coronavirus has killed at least 13 444 deaths in the world since its appearance in December, according to a report drawn up by AFP from official sources Sunday at 6 o’clock.
Over 308 130 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 170 countries and territories since the beginning of the epidemic. The number of cases officially diagnosed does not reflect, however, that a fraction of the actual number of contaminations, a large number of countries testing now that the cases requiring hospital care.
Since the count done the night before to 12 h, 1702 deaths and 28 674 new cases have been identified in the world.
Italy, which has recorded its first death linked to the coronavirus at the end of February, taking 4825 dead for 53 578 cases. 6072 people are considered to be healed by the Italian authorities.
China (without the territories of Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic started at the end of December, has recorded a total of 81 054 cases (46 new between Saturday and Sunday), including 3261 death (6 new), and 72 244 healings.
The most affected countries, after Italy and China are Spain with 1720 deaths for 28 572 cases, Iran 1685 deaths (21 of 638 cases), France with 562 deaths (14 459 cases), and the United States, with 340 deaths (26 747 cases).
Since Saturday, at 12 o’clock, Kosovo, Colombia, the democratic Republic of the Congo, Romania, Chile and Cyprus have announced the first death linked to the virus on their soil. Angola, Gaza, east Timor, Uganda and Eritrea, have announced the diagnosis of the first case.
Europe totaled Sunday at 6 o’clock 152 117 cases (7802 death), Asia 96 669 cases (3479 deaths), the United States and Canada 28 077 cases (359 deaths), the Middle East 24 656 case (1710 death), Latin America and the Caribbean 4001 cases (49 deaths), Oceania 1417 cases (7 deaths) and Africa 1193 cases (38 deaths).
This balance sheet was created from data collected by the offices of the AFP with national competent authorities and information from the world health Organization (WHO).