According to latest tally from AFP, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has claimed more than 600,000 lives worldwide. The update was made known via their official website on Sunday.
Globally, a count based on official data showed that a total of 600,523 deaths were recorded out of 14,233,355 cases, including 205,065 deaths in Europe — the worst-affected continent.
The virus is spreading rapidly in Latin America — the region with the second-most recorded deaths — where 160,726 people have died.
The United States is the country with the most deaths with 140,103, followed by Brazil (78,772), Britain (45,273), Mexico (38,888) and Italy (35,042).
The number of deaths linked to COVID-19 has doubled in just over two months, and more than 100,000 new deaths have been registered in the three weeks since June 28.
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