The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,444,426 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, and the world sees 11,271 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Iran PressEurope: At least 61,585,860 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 39,186,100 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.

On Friday, 11,271 new deaths and 633,683 new cases were recorded worldwide.

Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest deaths were the United States with 1,410 new deaths, followed by France with 957 and Italy with 827.

The United States is the worst-affected country with 264,866 deaths from 13,092,661 cases. At least 4,947,446 people have been declared recovered.

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