The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 48 million on Wednesday while the death toll rose above 1.2 million.
Coronavirus has killed at least 1,222,759 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged. This toll had been the total number of cases for a few months that has changed into the fatality toll globally.
Since its emergence in December from China, the whole world became the victim of the virus. More than 47,986,897 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 34,432,040 are now considered recovered, as per the AFP collected data from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
However, this is only a fraction of the actual number of infections as most of the countries are testing the symptomatic or most serious cases.
Reality shows that many people are suffering from corona who have not been tested and are not included in the global COVID-19 cases.
On Tuesday, 8,201 new deaths and 484,499 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries with the newest deaths were the United States with 1,199, followed by France with 854 and India with 511.
The United States is the worst-affected country with 238,656 deaths from 9,694,176 cases while 3,630,632 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are India with 122,607 deaths from 8,229,313 cases and Brazil with 160,074 deaths from 5,545,705 cases, Mexico with 91,895 deaths from 929,392 cases, and the United Kingdom with 46,717 deaths from 1,034,914 cases.
The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Peru with 105 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 101, Spain 77, and Brazil 75.
China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, has to date declared 85,997 cases, including 4,634 deaths and 81,024 recoveries.
Latin America and the Caribbean together have 403,015 deaths from 11,355,634 cases, Europe 280,772 deaths from 10,690,122 infections, and the United States and Canada 241,182 from 9,445,641 cases.
Whereas, including some other countries, Pakistan successfully defeated the disease out from country but cases have again started surging like Asia has reported 171,485 deaths from 10,633,543 cases, the Middle East 60,807 deaths from 2,586,451 cases, Africa 43,167 deaths from 1,797,090 cases, and Oceania 1,022 from 34,619 cases.