Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 2,588,597

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,588,597 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Sunday.

At least 116,415,200 cases of coronavirus have been registered.

The vast majority have recovered, though some have continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organizations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Saturday, 8,431 new deaths and 406,668 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most-new deaths were United States with 1,752 new deaths, followed by Brazil with 1,555 and Mexico with 779.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 524,362 deaths from 28,952,953 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 264,325 deaths from 10,938,836 cases, Mexico with 190,357 deaths from 2,125,866 cases, India with 157,756 deaths from 11,210,799 cases, and the United Kingdom with 124,419 deaths from 4,213,343 cases.


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