The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 993,438 deaths in the world since the WHO office in China reported the appearance of the disease in December, according to a balance based on official sources.
Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 32,622,490 people contracted the disease. Of these, at least 22,360,200 were recovered, according to 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 so with those who need hospitalization and in many poor countries the testing capacity is limited.
On Friday, 9,050 new deaths and 325,900 infections were registered in the world. The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are Argentina with 3,901, as a result of an adjustment in their records, India (1,089) and the United States (887).
The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 203,782 with 7,033,925 infections. The authorities consider that 2,727,335 people were healed.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil with 140,537 deaths and 4,689,613 cases, India with 93,379 deaths (5,903,932 cases), Mexico with 75,844 deaths (720,858 cases), and the United Kingdom with 41,936 deaths (423,236 cases).
Among the hardest hit countries, Peru registers the highest mortality rate, with 97 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (86), Bolivia (67), Spain (67), and Brazil (66).
China, without taking into account the territories of Hong Kong and Macao, registered a total of 85,337 infected people, of which 4,634 died and 80,536 were fully healed.
On Saturday and since the beginning of the epidemic, Latin America and the Caribbean added 338,254 deaths (9,095,347 infections), Europe 229,335 (5,199,762), United States and Canada 213,075 (7,184,066), Asia 132,856 (7,762,046), Middle East 44,120 (1,902,535), Africa 34,853 (1,447,328), and Oceania 945 (31,410 ).
This balance was made using data from national authorities with information from the World Health Organization (WHO). Due to corrections by the authorities or the late publication of the data, the increase in the figures published in the last 24 hours may not correspond exactly to those of the previous day.