More than 2.25 million coronavirus cases have been recorded worldwide, about half of them in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.
A total of 154,188 deaths have been reported among the2,251,695 cases. In Europe, the hardest-hit continent, there are 1,115,555declared infections and 97,985 deaths. In the United States, the country wherethe virus is progressing most rapidly, there are 706,779 cases including 37,079fatalities.Thetallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and informationfrom the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction ofthe actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only the mostserious cases.