Coronavirus toll at 1100 GMT Friday


PARIS, July 3, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The novel coronavirus has killed at
least 521,384 people since the outbreak emerged in China last
December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP
at 1100 GMT on Friday.

At least 10,887,320 cases of coronavirus have been registered in
196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 5,585,100 are now
considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities
and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably
reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 128,740 deaths from
2,739,879 cases. At least 781,970 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 61,884
deaths from 1,496,858 cases, the United Kingdom with 43,995 deaths
from 283,757 cases, Italy with 34,818 deaths from 240,961 cases, and
France with 29,875 deaths from 202,785 cases.

The UK case figures have been revised down from the 313,483
reported previously after the authorities changed their counting

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared
83,542 cases (5 new since Thursday), including 4,634 deaths and 78,499

Europe overall has 198,356 deaths from 2,690,130 cases, the United
States and Canada 137,421 deaths from 2,844,522 infections, Latin
America and the Caribbean 121,662 deaths from 2,735,117 cases, Asia
36,244 deaths from 1,388,696 cases, Middle East 16,959 deaths from
785,842 cases, Africa 10,609 deaths from 433,436 cases, and Oceania
133 deaths from 9,585 cases.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late
publication of data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may
not correspond exactly to the previous day’s tallies.