Coronavirus: Nearly 13,000 deaths worldwide in the last 24 hours

The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 3,013,111 dead worldwide, including more than a million in Europe since the WHO office in China reported the onset of the disease at the end of December 2019, according to a report established from official sources on Sunday at 2 p.m. In Morocco, the contamination report shows this Saturday, April 18, 2021 at 6 p.m., of 505,447 confirmed cases, 491,537 healings and 8,944 deaths while 4,655,007 people have been vaccinated since the launch of the campaign, of which at least 4,186,449 have received their second dose.

Hespress’s watch and monitoring platform, covid.hespress.com/fr, details that Morocco now has 505,447 confirmed cases, 8,944 deaths (i.e. a mortality rate of 1.77%), 491,537 healings, a total of 5,652,044 tests (an increase of 10,027), and 4,966 cases under treatment, including 432 in serious condition (13 under intubation). In addition, 4,655,007 people have received a first dose of the vaccine since the launch of the campaign while 4,186,449 are on the second dose, the health ministry said.

Globally, more than 140,614,340 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the epidemic. The vast majority of patients recover, but a still poorly evaluated part retains symptoms for weeks or even months. The figures are based on daily reports from the health authorities in each country and exclude ex post revisions by statistical agencies, such as Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

On Saturday, 11,780 new deaths and 755,701 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries that recorded the most new deaths in their latest reports are Brazil with 2,929 new deaths, India (1,501) and the United States (675).

The United States is the country with the highest death toll with 566,904 deaths, followed by Brazil (371,678), Mexico (212,228), India (177,150) and the United Kingdom (127,260). These figures are globally underestimated. They are based on daily reports from national health authorities, without including reassessments based on statistical bases.

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