The pandemic of coronavirus exceeded the million dead in the world since the office of the World Health Organization (OMS) and China announced the onset of the disease, last December, while nearly 33 million people contracted the disease.

In total, 1,000,009 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a tally established by the agency AFP this Sunday from official sources.

Meanwhile, the online registration of the University Johns Hopkins, the disease had caused 32,930,733 infections as of this Sunday afternoon, of which 995,450 ended in the death of those people.

While for the Worldometer database, which is a permanent reference source for the White House, the cases have already climbed to 33,217,222, with 1,000,658 deaths.

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For its part, WHO – which usually loads the data with more delays – indicated this Sunday afternoon that, out of 32,730,945 positive cases, 991,224 patients died.

In the last day, more than 316,000 positives were recorded, the second highest figure so far in the pandemic, and 5,700 deaths, according to the WHO report.

The recovered patients are more than 24.4 million, about three quarters of the total, and of the more than seven million active cases, 1% (about 65,000) are in serious or critical condition.

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America adds more than 16.2 million cases, and for the first time South Asia is the second most affected region, with 6.72 million, displacing Europe, which has 5.66 million.

These three regions concentrate more than 85% of global infections, while Africa, with 1.17 million cases and the Western Pacific, with almost 601,000 infections, are the areas least affected by the pandemic.

The three regions add a similar percentage in terms of death figures, given that the American continent reported more than 546,000, Europe 234,000 and South Asia 110,000.

Europe, which is mired in the second wave, registered more than 80,000 new cases this Saturday, the worst figure since the start of the pandemic, and almost 900 deaths, a figure that is rising slowly, but is still lower than the first wave in March and April, when 5,000 deaths per day were exceeded.

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The European countries began about two weeks ago to review their openings and again imposed restrictions and economic aid to face the outbreak of the virus.

In fact, hundreds of people demonstrated this Sunday in Madrid against the partial confinement measures imposed in some parts of the Spanish capital, especially in low-income and highly populated neighborhoods, to contain the increase in coronavirus cases in the city, the most affected by the pandemic in the country.

“It is not confinement, it is segregation!” Chanted the crowd before the Parliament of the Community of Madrid, located in the Vallecas district, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the partial confinement measures in force since last week.

More than a third of global cases are concentrated in the two most affected countries, the United States, which exceeded 7.2 million infections, and India.

With nearly six million cases among 1.3 billion people in India, experts and seroprevalence studies warned that the actual number of infections could be much higher than officially reported.

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In cities like New Delhi, where about 20 million people live, almost a third of the inhabitants have antibodies against the coronavirus, according to a study of this type published in the middle of this month, the most recent.

In this context, and while infections are increasing at a faster rate than in the United States, the Government of India decided to regulate the price of oxygen for medical use due to complaints about shortages and higher prices.

The third place is occupied by Brazil, with about 4.7 million infections, and the fourth by Russia, with more than 1.1 million.

Colombia is in fifth position with almost 800,000 positives, followed in this order by Peru, with 794,000; Mexico, with 720,000; Spain, with 716,000; and Argentina, with 691,000 cases.

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The countries that registered the most deaths according to the latest official balances are India with 1,124, the United States (871) and Brazil (869).

The number of deaths in the United States amounts to 204,499 with 7,079,689 infections, while the authorities consider that 2,750,459 people were healed.

The US is followed by Brazil with 141,406 deaths and 4,717,991 cases, India with 94,503 deaths (5,992,532 cases), Mexico with 76,243 deaths (726,431 cases) and the United Kingdom with 41,971 deaths (429,277 cases).

Peru has the highest mortality rate, with 97 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium (86), Bolivia (67), Spain (67) and Brazil (67).

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China, without taking into account the territories of Hong Kong and Macao, registered a total of 85,351 infected people, of which 4,634 died and 80,541 healed.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Latin American and Caribbean region added 340,421 deaths (9,163,938 infections), Europe 229,771 (5,249,793), the United States and Canada 213,801 (7,231,278), Asia 134,217 (7,863,208) , Middle East 44,280 (1,921,513), Africa 35,022 (1,454,323) and Oceania 951 (31,506).


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