Death toll from coronavirus in the world exceeds 14 thousand

The number from dead by coronavirus around the world amounted to 14 thousand 396 this Sunday, according to a balance established by the AFP based on official sources.

Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 324,290 cases of contagion have been recorded in 171 countries or territories.

The number of positive diagnosed cases only reflects, however, a part of the total number of infections, due to the different policies of the different countries to diagnose the cases, and the fact that some only test those people who need hospitalization.

Since yesterday, there have been 1,671 new deaths and 32,869 infections worldwide.

Italy, with more deaths

The countries with the highest number of deaths in 24 hours are Italy, with 651; Spain, with 394; and Iran, with 129.

The deaths in Italy, which registered its first death linked to the virus at the end of February, reached 5,476. The European country also registered 59,138 infections.

However, the Italian authorities consider that up to 7,224 people have been healed.

China continental (not counting Hong Kong and Macao), where the epidemic broke out at the end of December, has a total of 81 thousand 54 people infected, of which 3,261 have died and 72,244 have fully recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the Asian giant registered 46 new cases and six deaths.

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After Italy and China, the most affected countries are Spain, with one thousand 720 deaths and 28 thousand 572 cases; Iran, with 1,685 deaths and 21,638 cases; France, with 674 deaths and 16 thousand 18 cases; and the United States, with 390 deaths and 31 thousand 57 cases.

Advance of the pandemic

Since Saturday, Romania, Kosovo, Colombia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chile, Ghana and Cyprus announced the first deaths linked to the new coronavirus in their territory. The Gaza Strip, East Timor, Uganda, Eritrea and Mozambique also diagnosed their first cases.

On Sunday, and since the beginning of the epidemic, Europe had 163,411 infections and 8,692 deaths; Asia, 96 thousand 749 cases and 3 thousand 482 deaths; United States and Canada, 32,387 infected and 409 deaths; Middle East, 24 thousand 975 cases and thousand 714 deaths; Latin America and the Caribbean, 4 thousand 1 cases and 49 deaths; Oceania, 1,417 infections and 7 deaths; and Africa, 1,351 cases and 43 deaths.

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