Global death toll rises to 14,53,074

Agence France-Presse . Paris | Published: 00:13, Nov 30,2020


The novel coronavirus has killed at least 14,53,074 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 GMT on Sunday.

More than 6,21,50,290 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 3,95,82,700 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation, probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

Over Saturday, 9,259 new deaths and 5,63,602 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were United States with 1,186, followed by Italy with 686 and Poland with 599.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 2,66,074 deaths from 1,32,46,769 cases. At least 50,24,365 people have been declared recovered.

After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 1,72,561 deaths from 62,90,272 cases, India with 1,36,696 deaths from 93,92,919 cases, Mexico with 1,05,459 deaths from 11,00,683 cases and the United Kingdom with 58,030 deaths from 16,05,172 cases.

A surge in coronavirus cases will put San Francisco under a curfew beginning on Monday and trigger other restrictions related to the virus, the city announced.

The curfew requires non-essential businesses to close and prohibits members of different households from gathering between 10:00pm and 5:00am until December 21, Mayor London Breed said Saturday.

San Mateo county outside San Francisco will also be subject to the same rules after the state of California classified both under its most restrictive tier of locations based on the spread of the virus.

In addition to the curfew, certain indoor businesses will be required to either close or reduce capacity beginning on Sunday at noon, Breed said.

‘I don’t know how to be more clear — this is the most dangerous time we’ve faced during this pandemic,’ Breed said on Twitter.

‘Do not travel or gather with others. We have to get this under control now and we can’t afford to let things continue at this rate.’

On Friday, a temporary ban on gatherings of people from different households, with religious services and protests exempt, was announced for California’s largest city, Los Angeles.

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