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Workers wearing protective outfits sanitise a neighbourhood to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus, in Rome. AP
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with three quarters of them in Europe and the United States, an AFP tally based on official sources showed.
At least 3,500,517 infections and 246,893 deaths have been recorded globally. Europe is the continent most affected with more than 1.5 million cases and over 143,000 fatalities.
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The United States has registered more than 1.1 million cases and 67,000 deaths.
The numbers around the world reflect only a fraction of the real figures as many countries test only serious cases.
Italy recorded the fewest deaths from coronavirus, 145, in one day since its two-month lockdown began, while Spain had 87 new virus-related deaths -- the first time the number has fallen below 100 in two months.
Global airlines cut their coronavirus recovery forecast, saying it would take until 2024 — a year longer than previously expected — for passenger traffic to return to pre-crisis levels.
At least 683,767 have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Sunday, August 2nd. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
More than 21 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 759,411 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
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India’s overall tally reached 13.53 million, surpassing Brazil’s 13.45 million cases, according to data compiled by Reuters. The United States led the global tally with 31.2 million cases.
Venezuela’s vaccine rollout has been slow, with the country receiving just 250,000 Russian Sputnik V vaccine doses and half a million from China’s Sinopharm to date.