The pandemic of the new coronavirus has cost the lives of more than 750,000 people worldwide, after the discovery of the virus in China in December, according to the count of the French Agency, based on official sources, today, at 15.10 Greek time.
In total, 750,003 deaths have been reported worldwide and 20,667,684 confirmed cases. Latin America and the Caribbean are the worst affected region with 228,572 deaths, while almost half of the worldwide deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in 4 countries: the USA (166,038), Brazil (104,201), Mexico ( 54,666) and India (47,033).
The death toll from Covid-19 has doubled since June 2. More than 100,000 new deaths have been recorded in the 17 days since July 26.
It had been 114 days since the announcement of China’s first official death to 250,000 deaths worldwide, and it took only an additional 55 days for the death toll to reach half a million on June 28.
Latin America and the Caribbean, the world’s worst-hit region in terms of deaths (228,572) and cases (5,822,258), continues to face a rapidly spreading pandemic of 18,627 new deaths from Covid-19 over the past seven years. days.
They are followed by Canada and the USA (8,025), Asia (7,807), Africa (2,654), Europe (2,575), the Middle East (2,162) and Oceania (106).
In total, behind Latin America, Europe has recorded 214,605 deaths and 3,433,815 cases, ahead of Canada and the United States (175,082, 5,318,592), Asia (75,896, 3,709,662) and the Middle East (31,182). , 1,283,377).
Africa (24,272, 1,075,589) recorded more than 50% of deaths as of July 6.
The United States is the country with the most new deaths in the last week (7,979), ahead of Brazil (6,945), India (6,296), Mexico (4,968) and Colombia (2,213).