The coronavirus pandemic has killed 4.00,000 people since it hit China late last year. This is from an AFP list of official sources published on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. GMT.
A total of 400,052 deaths have now been recorded – a number that has doubled in the past month and a half.
While nearly half of the deaths were recorded in Europe (183,428), the United States remains the most affected nation with 109,802 deaths out of 1,920,061 cases.
The UK follows with 40,542 deaths, followed by Brazil (35,930), Italy (33,846) and France (29,142).
The sharp rise in deaths and cases in Brazil has made Latin America the current focus of the virus.
However, the country's data is controversial after the Ministry of Health lowered the total number of infections and deaths on Friday and later replaced them with the numbers from the past 24 hours.
Regional health officials accused the government of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro "made invisible" to victims of the disease.
"From a health perspective, we are experiencing a tragedy … no information means that the state is more harmful than the virus," said Luiz Henrique Mandetta, who was dismissed by Bolsonaro in April as Minister of Health.
Bolsonaro said during the crisis that the risk of the virus was overrated and stressed that its priority was to keep the economy going, despite the World Health Organization's decision to make Latin America the epicenter of the virus last month.
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