Coronavirus cases top 1 million worldwide: AFP tally

Healthcare workers attend to a COVID-19 patient upon his arrival at the Hotel Melia Barcelona Sarria on April 2, 2020 in Barcelona, as the hotel was transformed into a medical structure to treat the least serious cases amid the outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus. – The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged past 10,000 after a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110,000 mark, the government said. (Photo by PAU BARRENA / AFP)


PARIS, FRANCE (AFP) — There are more one million declared cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Thursday at 1900 GMT.

At least 1,000,036 infections have been recorded across 188 countries, including 51,718 deaths, according to an AFP calculation based on official country data and World Health Organization figures.

A total 234,462 infections and 5,607 deaths were reported in the United States, where COVID-19 is currently spreading the most rapidly.

In Italy, the hardest-hit country in terms of the number of deaths, there were 115,242 reported cases and 13,915 deaths. Spain reported 110,238 cases and 10,003 deaths, and China — where the coronavirus first emerged late last year — reported 81,589 infections and 3,318 deaths.

The number of actual infections is believed to be higher since many countries are only testing severe cases or patients requiring hospitalisation.