The novel coronavirus has killed at least 721,902 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 19,419,370 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 11,514,500 are now considered recovered.
The numbers, 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.
Latin America and the Caribbean overall have 215,859 deaths from 5,412,752 cases, Europe 212,794 fatalities from 3,324,721 infections, the United States and Canada 170,362 from 5,060,783 cases, Asia 70,515 from 3,347,655 cases, Middle East 29,570 from 1,228,429 cases, Africa 22,491 from 1,022,418 cases, and Oceania 311 from 22,618 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.