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Coronavirus toll at 1100 GMT Friday

The novel coronavirus has killed at least

2,630,768 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019,

according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on

Friday.

At least 118,527,720 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 organisations,

as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain.

On Thursday, 9,862 new deaths and 479,258 new cases were recorded

worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were

Brazil with 2,233 new deaths, followed by United States with 1,557 and Mexico

with 654.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 530,821 deaths from

29,286,142 cases.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 272,889 deaths

from 11,277,717 cases, Mexico with 193,142 deaths from 2,151,028 cases, India

with 158,306 deaths from 11,308,846 cases, and the United Kingdom with

125,168 deaths from 4,241,677 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population

is Czech Republic with 214 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by

Belgium with 193, Slovenia 191, United Kingdom 184 and Montenegro 177.

Europe overall has 889,491 deaths from 39,427,638 cases, Latin America and

the Caribbean 710,971 deaths from 22,491,564 infections, and the United

States and Canada 553,156 deaths from 30,184,807 cases.

Asia has reported 261,722 deaths from 16,525,363 cases, the Middle East

107,463 deaths from 5,858,394 cases, Africa 107,007 deaths from 4,006,896

cases, and Oceania 958 deaths from 33,066 cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly

increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a

rise in reported cases.

However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total

number of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic

cases always remain undetected.

As a result of corrections by national authorities or late publication of

data, the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond exactly

to the previous day’s tallies.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)