The pandemic caused by the new coronavirus has caused at least 114,539 deaths worldwide, since it emerged in China in December, according to an assessment made today by AFP today, based on official sources.
More than 1,853,300 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic began.
This number of reported cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections, with many countries testing only those cases that need hospital treatment.
Among these cases, at least 395,000 are now considered cured.
The United States, which recorded the first death associated with the coronavirus in February, is the country most affected, both in number of deaths and in cases, with 22,109 deaths, in 557,590 cases.
At least 41,831 people have been declared cured.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Italy, with 19,899 deaths, in 156,363 cases, Spain, with 17,489 deaths (169,496 cases), France, with 14,393 deaths (132,591 cases) and the United Kingdom, with 10,612 deaths (84,270 cases) ).
China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), where the epidemic began in late December, officially accounted for 82,160 cases (108 new between Sunday and today), including 3,341 deaths (two new) and 77,663 cured.
Europe today totaled at 11:00 TMG (12:00 in Lisbon) 78,152 deaths, in 942,340 cases, the United States and Canada 22,857 deaths (581,883 cases), Asia 4,989 deaths (140,154 cases), the Middle East 4,901 deaths (101,742 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 2,778 deaths (64,924 cases), Africa 791 deaths (14,440 cases) and Oceania 71 deaths (7,825 cases).
The assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
In Portugal, according to the balance made today by the Directorate-General for Health, there were 535 deaths, 31 more than on Sunday (+ 6.2%), and 16,934 confirmed cases of infection, which represents an increase of 349 ( + 2.1%).
Of those infected, 1,187 are hospitalized, 188 of whom are in intensive care units, and there are 277 patients who have recovered.
Portugal, where the first confirmed cases were registered on March 2, has been in a state of emergency since March 19 and until the end of April 17.