The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 90,985 on Thursday.
More than 1,544,091 declared cases have been registered in192 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China inDecember. Of these cases, at least 312,100 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected from national authoritiesand information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect onlya fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are only testing the most serious cases.
Italy, which recorded its first death in late February, hashad the most fatalities with 17,669 from 139,422 infections.
Spain has recorded 15,238 fatalities from 152,446infections.
The death toll in the United States is the third highest, at14.817 from 432,132 infections — the highest number of cases in the world.France has reported 10,869 deaths and 112,950 infections followed by Britainwith 7,097 deaths and 60,733 cases.
China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to datedeclared 3,335 deaths and 81,865 cases, with 77,279 recoveries.
Since 1900 GMT on Wednesday, Somalia announced its firstcoronavirus-linked death.
Europe has listed 787,744 cases and 62,402 deaths to date,the US and Canada together have 451,315 cases with 15,273 deaths, Asia 127,727cases and 4,504 deaths, the Middle East 88,295 cases and 4,354 deaths, LatinAmerica and the Caribbean 45,523 cases with 1,814 deaths, Africa 11,519 caseswith 577 deaths and Oceania 7,146 cases with 57 deaths.