AFP statistics: the global death toll from the epidemic exceeded 4 million

At least 4 million 4966 people worldwide have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and at least 185.02 million 840 cases have been confirmed as of 10:00 GMT on 8 August, according to official data compiled by AFP.

The outbreak began in China in December 2019, and the vast majority of those infected have recovered to date. However, some people continue to feel symptoms for weeks or even months after recovery.

And despite increased screening efforts in many countries, many patients with mild or no symptoms remain undetected.

These figures are based on daily statistics provided by national health authorities and do not include revised data from other statistical agencies, which show that the actual number of deaths from the epidemic is much higher.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the number of people who have died directly or indirectly from the epidemic worldwide may be two to three times higher than the officially reported figure.

On the 7th of July, 8,734 new deaths and 425,527 confirmed cases were reported worldwide. According to the latest notification data, the countries with the highest number of new deaths are Brazil (1,648), Indonesia (852) and India (817) in that order.

The United States remains the country with the most severe epidemic, with 606,218 deaths and 33,774,579 confirmed cases.

Other countries with severe outbreaks include Brazil (528,540 deaths and 18.909 million confirmed cases), India (405,028 deaths and 30.709 million confirmed cases), Mexico (234,192 deaths and 2.558 million confirmed cases), and Peru (193,743 deaths and 2.071637 confirmed cases).

As a percentage of the population, Peru had the highest mortality rate, with 588 deaths per 100,000 people, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia-Herzegovina (295), the Czech Republic (283) and North Macedonia (263).

Regionally, Latin America and the Caribbean had 1,290,551 deaths and 38,320,826 confirmed cases; Europe had 1,176,629 deaths and 55,130,100 confirmed cases; the United States and Canada had 632,602 deaths and 35,188,918 confirmed cases.

In Asia, there were 594,101 deaths and 41,019,939 confirmed cases; in the Middle East, there were 152,219 deaths and 951,8298 confirmed cases; in Africa, there were 148,709 deaths and 5,770,728 confirmed cases; in Oceania, there were 1,155 deaths and 58,533 confirmed cases.