The number of deaths worldwide has doubled in just under two months (250,000 on May 5) and an additional 50,000 have been recorded in the past 10 days.
The world, confronted since last December with the Covid-19 pandemic, crossed Sunday, June 28, two symbolic thresholds, with more than half a million dead and ten million cases of infection announced.
According to an AFP count from official sources, 500,390 deaths and 10,099,576 cases were officially recorded Sunday at 10 p.m. GMT. The number of deaths worldwide has doubled in just under two months (250,000 on May 5) and an additional 50,000 have been recorded in the past 10 days.
The number of cases reported worldwide has doubled since May 21 and more than a million new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the last six days.
Europe is the continent with the most deaths (196,086 for 2,642,897 cases), followed by the United States / Canada zone (134,315, 2,642,754), Latin America and the Caribbean. Next come Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania.
The United States is the country most affected, both in number of deaths (125,747) and cases (2,539,544). Although the number of daily deaths decreased slightly in June compared to the previous month, the contagion is increasing in 30 of the 50 American states, especially in the largest and most populated in the South and West: California, Texas and Florida.
The Covid-19 first hit China and part of the rest of Asia head-on, then hit Europe hard from March, and then quickly spread to the United States. But the epicenter of the pandemic is now located in Latin America and especially in Brazil, where since the end of May daily reports regularly exceed 1,000 deaths recorded in 24 hours.