The coronavirus has left over 500,000 dead in the world
The new coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of at least 502,599 people worldwide since it emerged in December, according to an AFP count on Monday, June 29.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 10,208,540 positive cases have been recorded, accumulated in 196 countries or territories. At least 5,940,900 of the infected have recovered according to the authorities.
This number of positive diagnosed cases only reflects a part of all infections due to the disparate policies of different countries to diagnose cases, some only do it with hospitalized people and in many poor countries the testing capacity is limited.
According to AFP the day before at 19:00 GMT, 2,969 new deaths and 144,004 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths are Brazil with 552 new deaths, India (380) and Mexico (267).
The death toll in the United States, which registered its first death linked to the virus in early February, amounts to 125,928. The country registered 2,563,663 infections. According to the authorities 685,164 people were healed.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 57,622 deaths and one million 344,143 cases, the United Kingdom with 43,575 deaths (311,965 cases), Italy with 34,744 deaths (240,436 cases) , and France with 29,813 deaths (200,667 cases).
Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 84 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the United Kingdom (64), Spain (61), Italy (57), and Sweden (53).
Mainland China (not counting Hong Kong and Macao) reported a total of 83,512 people infected, of which 4,634 have died and 78,460 totally healed.