The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,518,080 people

Paris, Feb 27 (AFP/APP): The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,518,080 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday.

At least 113,374,410 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 69,506,100 are now considered recovered. These figures are based on daily tolls provided by health authorities in each country and exclude later re-evaluations by statistical organisations, as has happened in Russia, Spain and Britain. On Friday, 9,676 new deaths and 421,848 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 2,046 new deaths, followed by Brazil with 1,337 and Mexico with 782.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 510,467 deaths from 28,486,575 cases. After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 252,835 deaths from 10,455,630 cases, Mexico with 184,474 deaths from 2,076,882 cases, India with 156,938 deaths from 11,079,979 cases, and Britain with 122,415 deaths from 4,163,085 cases. The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 190 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Czech Republic with 189, Slovenia 184, Britain 180 and Italy 161