Covid world balance: American countries among the hardest hit, with Peru at the top of the mortality rate | International

The pandemic of coronavirus has caused at least 3,925,816 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December 2019, according to a balance established from official sources.

Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 181,026,780 people contracted the disease. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part maintains symptoms for weeks or even months.

The figures are based on the reports communicated daily by the health authorities of each country and exclude the corrections made a posteriori by the different statistical agencies that conclude that the number of deaths is much more important.

The WHO even estimates that if the overmortality linked to covid-19, direct and indirect, is taken into account, the balance of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially registered.

A significant part of less severe or asymptomatic cases remains undetected despite the intensification of testing in many countries.

On Sunday, 6,743 new deaths and 325,186 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are India with 979, Brazil (739) and Colombia (664).

The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 603,967 with 33,625,039 infections.

After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, with 513,474 deaths and 18,420,598 cases; India, with 396,730 deaths (30,279,331 cases); Mexico, with 232,564 deaths (2,505,792 cases); Y Peru, with 191,899 deaths (2,048,115 cases).

Among the hardest hit countries, Peru registers the highest mortality rate, with 582 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (310), Bosnia (294), the Czech Republic (283) and North Macedonia (263).

This Monday and since the beginning of the epidemic, Latin America and the Caribbean added 1,265,383 deaths (37,113,803 infections), Europe 1,165,834 (54,318,849), the United States and Canada 630,194 (35,038,242), Asia 572,615 (39,858,735), Middle East 149,573 (9,228,238), Africa 141,093 (5,415,399), and Oceania 1,124 (53,523).

This balance was made using data from national authorities and with information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Due to corrections by the authorities or late release of the data, the increase in the 24-hour published figures may not exactly match the previous day’s numbers.

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