More than two million instances of the brand new coronavirus have been formally registered world wide, half of them in Europe, in line with a tally compiled by AFP at 1000 GMT Wednesday based mostly on official sources.
At least 2,000,576 infections, together with 126,871 deaths, have been recorded. Europe is the toughest hit continent, with 1,010,858 instances and 85,271 fatalities. The United States, the place the virus is spreading most quickly, registered 609,240 instances, and 26,033 deaths.
The tallies, utilizing knowledge collected by AFP from nationwide authorities and knowledge from the World Health Organization (WHO), in all probability mirror solely a fraction of the particular variety of infections. Many international locations are testing solely probably the most severe instances.
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