Here is the report on the Covid-19 pandemic at midday

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The pandemic of the new coronavirus has killed at least 5,130,627 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from from official sources Friday at 12 p.m. HB.

More than 255,488,020 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part retains symptoms for weeks or even months.

The figures are based on reports communicated daily by the health authorities in each country. They exclude the revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations, which conclude with a much higher number of deaths.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) even estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that officially recorded.

A large proportion of the less serious or asymptomatic cases also remain undetected despite the intensification of screening in many countries.

On Thursday, 8,265 new deaths and 585,392 new cases were recorded worldwide.

The hardest hit countries

The countries that have recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are the United States with 1,279 new deaths, Russia (1,254) and Ukraine (725).

The United States is the most affected country in terms of both deaths and cases, with 768,697 deaths for 47,531,381 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 612,144 deaths and 21,989,962 cases, India with 465,082 deaths (34,489,623 cases), Mexico with 291,929 deaths (3,854,994 cases), and the Russia with 261,589 dead (9,257,068 cases).

Among the hardest hit countries, Peru is the one with the highest number of deaths relative to its population, with 609 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bulgaria (386), Bosnia (371), Montenegro ( 355), North Macedonia (355), Hungary (338) and the Czech Republic (297).

Latin America and the Caribbean totaled Friday at 12 p.m. HB 1,533,286 deaths for 46,389,734 cases, Europe 1,474,959 deaths (80,087,911 cases), Asia 887,407 deaths (56,679,169 cases), the States United and Canada 798,136 deaths (49,289,678 cases), Africa 221,248 deaths (8,575,597 cases), the Middle East 212,465 deaths (14,176,627 cases), and Oceania 3,126 deaths (289,305 cases).

This assessment was carried out using data collected by AFP offices from the competent national authorities and information from the WHO. Due to corrections made by the authorities or late publication of the data, the 24 hour increase figures may not correspond exactly to those published the day before.

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