The new coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,227,765 deaths worldwide since the WHO detected the disease in China at the end of 2019, according to the AFP balance based on official data.
More than 198,247,050 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic.
The values are based on the balances communicated daily by the health authorities of each country but exclude revisions carried out later by some statistical bodies.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, due to direct and indirect mortality, related to Covid-19, this balance maybe two or three times higher than what is officially released.
A significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases remain undetected despite the increase in screening methods in many countries.
On Sunday, the 1st of August, 7,236 more died of SARS-CoV-2 and there were 455,312 new cases globally.
The countries with the highest number of deaths in the most recent reports are Indonesia with an additional 1,568 deaths, Russia (785), and Brazil (464).
The United States is the most affected country in terms of the number of deaths and cases, with 613,228 deaths and 35,003,546 cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University count.
After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 556,834 deaths and 19,938,358 cases, India with 424,773 deaths (31,695,958 cases), Mexico with 241,034 deaths (2,854,992 cases) and Peru with 196,438 deaths (2,113,201 cases).
Among the hardest-hit countries, Peru has the highest number of deaths in relation to population, with 596 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Hungary (311), Bosnia (295), Czech Republic (284), and Northern Macedonia (264).
Latin America and the Caribbean totaled, as of 10:00 am today, 1,375,285 deaths and 40,901,761 cases, Europe 1,203,546 deaths (58,536,165 cases), Asia 675,820 deaths (44,999,056 cases), United States and Canada 639,828 deaths (36,434,778 cases), Africa 170,998 deaths (6,746,432 cases), Middle East 160,907 deaths (10,543,800 cases) and Oceania 1,381 deaths (85,064 cases).
This assessment was based on data collected by France Presse delegations from national authorities and information from WHO.