Some 162,422,800 people worldwide have been infected with Covid-19, according to the balance sheet published by the international news agency AFP, after compiling daily reports from health authorities in every country, from the start of the pandemic in December 2019 until 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Statistics collected with the World Health Organization (WHO) show that the number of deaths worldwide reaches 3,371,695, with the highest death toll seen in the United States (585,708); Brazil (434,715), India (270,284), Mexico (220,384) and the United Kingdom (127,675).
This census highlights that 11,923 new deaths and 641,818 infections were reported worldwide this Saturday, topping the list of countries with the highest death toll in India with 4,077, followed by Brazil (2,087) and Colombia (530).
With regard to the total number of infected with the virus, the United States has recorded 32,924,303 infections so far; Brazil, with 15,586,534 active business; India, 24,684,077 people with characteristic coronavirus symptoms; Mexico, with 2,380,690 patients, and the United Kingdom, with 4,448,851 people who tested positive for Covid-19.
Hungary has the highest death rate, with 301 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bosnia (274), North Macedonia (249) and Montenegro (248).
The total figure in Europe was 1,108,227 deaths and 52,181,723 infections; Latin America and the Caribbean 979,316 cases and 30,767,661 infected; United States and Canada 610,608 extinct and 34,246,152 infections; Asia 408,698 deaths from Covid-19 and 32,256,340 people with Covid-19 treatment; Middle East 137,691 dead and 8,239,184 infections; Africa 126,079 dead and 4,685,586 infected and Oceania 1,076 dead and 46,362 with Covid-19.
From the start of the pandemic, the number of tests performed increased sharply and tracking techniques were perfected, increasing the number of declared infections. However, the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a fraction of all infections, as less severe or asymptomatic cases go unnoticed.