PARIS, May 22, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The novel coronavirus has killed at
least 332,870 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last
December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP
at 1100 GMT on Friday.
At least 5,109,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196
countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,913,300 are now
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.
The United States remains the worst-hit country with 94,729 deaths
from 1,577,758 cases. At least 298,418 people have been declared
After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Britain with 36,042
deaths from 250,908 cases, Italy with 32,486 from 228,006 cases,
France at 28,215 deaths and 181,826 cases, and Spain (27,940 and
China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared
4,634 deaths and 82,971 cases. It has 78,255 recovered cases.
Europe overall has 171,011 deaths from 1,974,501 cases, the United
States and Canada have 100,979 deaths from 1,659,082 infections, Latin
America and the Caribbean 35,822 deaths from 645,545 cases, Asia
13,264 deaths from 403,480 cases, the Middle East 8,570 deaths from
318,246 cases, Africa 3,095 deaths from 100,002 cases, and Oceania 129
deaths from 8,440 cases.
Corrections by national authorities or late publication of data
mean the figures updated over the past 24 hours may not correspond
exactly to the previous day’s tallies.