The new coronavirus pandemic has killed 224,402 people and infected more than 3.1 million worldwide since December in China, according to an AFP agency report, at 19:00 TMG today, based on official country data.
According to data collected by the French news agency, at 19:00 TMG (20:00 Lisbon) today, 3,141,250 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic began last December, in the Chinese province of Wuhan.
However, AFP warns that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual total infections, as a large number of countries are testing only those cases that require hospital treatment. Among these cases, at least 889,200 are considered cured.
Since the count at 19:00 GMT on Tuesday, 6,327 new deaths and 72,900 new cases have occurred worldwide.
The countries with the most deaths are the United States, with 1,913 new deaths, the United Kingdom (795) and Brazil (474).
The United States, which had its first coronavirus-related death in early February, is the country in the world most affected in terms of number of deaths and cases, with 59,446 deaths and 1,028,217 cases.
At least 116,776 people have been declared cured by US health officials.
After the United States, the countries most affected are Italy, with 27,682 deaths and 203,591 cases, the United Kingdom, with 26,097 deaths (165,221 cases), Spain, with 24,275 deaths (212,917 cases) and France, with 24,087 deaths ( 168,935 cases).
Among the countries hardest hit, Belgium has the highest number of deaths compared to its population, with 65 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Spain (52), Italy (46), United Kingdom (38) and France (37).
China (without the Hong Kong and Macao territories), where the epidemic began in late December, officially accounted for a total of 82,858 cases (22 new between Tuesday and today), including 4,633 deaths (0 new) and 77,578 cures .
Since Tuesday at 19:00 TMG, Chad has announced the first deaths related to the virus.
Europe totaled 135,348 deaths and 1,443,927 cases at 19:00, the United States and Canada 62,500 deaths (1,079,448 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean 9,848 deaths (190,208 cases), Asia 8,417 deaths (215,916 cases) , the Middle East 6,606 deaths (167,784 cases), Africa 1,567 deaths (35,911 cases) and Oceania 116 deaths (8,057 cases).
This assessment was carried out using data gathered by AFP offices from competent national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).
In Portugal, 973 people out of the 24,505 confirmed to be infected died, and there are 1,470 recovered cases, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
Portugal is the 20th country in the world with the most deaths and the 18th in number of infections.