The global quantity of Corona Virus cases crossed 16 million on Sunday, greater than half of them within the Americas and the Caribbean, in line with an AFP tally from official sources at 0510 GMT.
The 16,050,223 cases embody 645,184 fatalities with the United States the worst hit nation, registering 4,178,021 infections and 146,460 lifeless.
Latin America and the Caribbean have recorded 4,328,915 cases and 182,501 lifeless adopted by Europe on 3,052,108 cases and 207,734 lifeless.
The unfold of the pandemic continues to speed up and greater than 5 million cases have been declared since July, which represents a 3rd of the entire quantity of cases because the pandemic started.
The World Health Organization says greater than a million cases had been recorded in every of the final 5 weeks, with over 280,000 being reported on July 24 alone.
The nation with the best quantity of deaths in comparison with its inhabitants is Belgium with 85 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, adopted by Britain with 67, Spain 61, Italy 58, and Sweden 56.
The spiralling numbers are significantly worrying as a result of the tallies, utilizing information collected by AFP from nationwide authorities and knowledge from the WHO, most likely mirror solely a fraction of the precise quantity of infections.
Many nations are testing solely symptomatic or probably the most critical cases whereas others nonetheless have restricted testing capability.