PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 390,868 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.
At least 6,640,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 2,867,400 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones.
The United States is the worst-hit country with 108,211 deaths from 1,872,660 cases. At least 485,002 people have been declared recovered.
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Britain with 39,904 deaths from 281,661 cases, Brazil with 34,021 deaths and 614,941 infections, Italy with 33,689 deaths from 234,013 cases, and France with 29,065 deaths and 189,441 cases.
China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,027 infections. It has 78,327 recovered cases.
Europe overall has 181,769 deaths from 2,230,707 cases, the United States and Canada have 115,910 deaths from 1,966,386 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 60,327 deaths from 1,195,940 cases, Asia 17,876 deaths from 620,353 cases, the Middle East 10,100 deaths from 447,993 cases, Africa 4,755 deaths from 170,286 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,632 cases.
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.