COVID-19. Where in the world are we on the pandemic’s balance sheet?

  COVID-19.  Where in the world are we on the pandemic's balance sheet?

According to a report prepared this Wednesday 11 August 2021 from official sources, the novel coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,314,196 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease in late December 2019. has taken.

More than 203,994,300 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic. Most patients recover, but the still poorly evaluated portion persists with symptoms for weeks or months. The figures are based on daily reports sent out by health officials in each country. They exclude modifications made by some statistical organizations, which end up with very high numbers of deaths.

The WHO estimates that the consequences of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than officially recorded, taking into account the additional mortality rates directly and indirectly linked to COVID-19. Despite the intensification of screening in many countries, a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases are also not known.

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Worldwide 10,668 new deaths and 635,250 new cases were reported on Tuesday. The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are Indonesia with 1,579 new deaths, Brazil (1,211) and Russia (799).

The United States is the worst-hit country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 618,137 deaths among 36,055,274 cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University count.

The United States is followed by Brazil with 564,773 deaths and 20,212,642 cases, India with 429,179 deaths (32,036,511 cases), Mexico with 245,476 deaths (2,997,885 cases), and Peru with 197,102 deaths (2,127,034 cases).

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Among the hardest-hit countries, Peru is the country with the most deaths relative to its population, with 598 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (295), the Czech Republic (284) and Brazil (266). Huh. )

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This Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. GMT 1,396,096 people died in Latin America and the Caribbean with 41,678,116 cases, Europe 1,215,500 deaths (59,948,725 cases), Asia 711,256 deaths (46,626,033 cases), United States and Canada 644,817 deaths (37,497,934 cases), Africa 178,873 deaths (7,087,105 cases), the Middle East 166,168 deaths (11,061,439 cases), and Oceania 1,486 deaths (94,950 cases).

This assessment was made using data collected by agencies from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

(with MAP)

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