More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared worldwide, half of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP count at 9:30 am GMT Sunday according to official sources.
At least 10,003,942 infections, including 498,779 deaths, have been recorded worldwide.
Europe remains the hardest hit continent with 2,637,546 cases including 195,975 deaths, while the United States has 2,510,323 infections including 125,539 deaths.
The rate of infections worldwide continues to increase, with one million new cases registered in just six days.
The counts, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably only reflect a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries only test symptomatic or more severe cases and some do not have the capacity to perform large-scale testing.
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