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Coronavirus toll at 1100 GMT Monday

PARIS, March 22, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – The novel coronavirus has killed at
least 2,716,035 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019,
according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on
Monday.

At least 123,177,480 cases of coronavirus have been registered.

The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to
experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in
each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations,
as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Sunday, 5,630 new deaths and 406,869 new cases were recorded
worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were
Brazil with 1,290, followed by the United States with 449 and Russia with
361.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 542,359 deaths from
29,819,107 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 294,042 deaths
from 11,998,233 cases, Mexico with 198,036 deaths from 2,195,772 cases, India
with 159,967 deaths from 11,646,081 cases, and the United Kingdom with
126,155 deaths from 4,296,583 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population
is Czech Republic with 232 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by
Belgium with 196, Slovenia 191, Montenegro 191 and Hungary 189.

Europe overall has 919,602 deaths from 41,414,042 cases, Latin America
and the Caribbean 743,506 deaths from 23,605,040 infections, and the United
States and Canada 565,032 deaths from 30,752,159 cases.

Asia has reported 266,400 deaths from 17,077,774 cases, the Middle East
110,593 deaths from 6,184,225 cases, Africa 109,929 deaths from 4,109,498
cases, and Oceania 973 deaths from 34,750 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has
greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved,
leading to a rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total
number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic
cases always remain undetected.

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.

BSS/AFP/IJ/1900 hrs