COVID-19 Tracker as of April 8, 2020
The worldwide number of fatalities from the novel coronavirus rose to 82,726 on Wednesday, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT from official sources.
More than 1,438,290 declared cases have been registered in 192 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 275,500 are now considered recovered. The tallies, using data collected by AFP offices from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are only testing the most serious cases. Since 1900 GMT Tuesday, 2,584 new deaths and 41,107 new cases were recorded worldwide. The United States recorded the most new deaths over that period, with 890. It was followed by Spain, with 757 new recorded deaths. France and Italy, two other countries hit hard by the virus, will update their figures later Wednesday. Italy, which recorded its first death in late February, has had the most fatalities with 17,127, as well as 135,586 infections and 24,392 recoveries.