Coronavirus toll tops 1,029,500 | Sunday Observer

Coronavirus toll tops 1,029,500

4 October, 2020

PARIS, Oct 3 (AFP) - The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,029,593 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday.

At least 34,683,300 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 23,923,600 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 or the most serious cases.

On Friday, 5,616 new deaths and 323,984 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,069 new fatalities, followed by the United States with 834 and Brazil with 708.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 208,731 deaths from 7,334,054 cases. At least 2,873,369 people have been declared recovered.