More than 238,592,820 cases of infection have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic.

The numbers are based on daily reports carried out by the health authorities of each country until 11:00 in Lisbon and exclude further revisions by statistical agencies, as in Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to covid-19, the results of the pandemic can be two to three times higher than those officially recorded.

On Tuesday, there were 8,218 deaths and 451,476 new cases worldwide.

The countries that registered the highest number of deaths in their most recent surveys are the United States with 2,395 new deaths, Russia (984) and Mexico (546).

The United States is the most affected country in terms of deaths and cases, with 716,479 deaths to 44,570,588 cases, according to the most recent survey conducted by Johns Hopkins University.

After the United States, the most affected countries are Brazil with 601,398 deaths and 21,590,097 cases, India with 451,189 deaths (34,001,743 cases), Mexico with 282,773 deaths (3,732,429 cases) and Russia with 219,329 deaths (7,861,681 cases).

Among the hardest hit countries, Peru has the highest number of deaths in relation to its population, with 606 deaths per 100,000 population, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (336), Northern Macedonia (329), Montenegro (318) , Bulgaria (314) and Hungary (314).

Latin America and the Caribbean today totaled 1,503,874 deaths for 45,379,844 cases, Europe 1,340,860 deaths (69,941,710 cases), Asia 852,737 deaths (54,831,340 cases), the United States and Canada 744,705 deaths (46,232,710 cases) .306 cases), Africa 213,721 deaths (8,377,554 cases), the Middle East 203,187 deaths (13,619,404 cases) and Oceania 2,394 deaths (210,662 cases).

Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests performed has increased substantially and screening and screening techniques have improved, leading to an increase in the number of reported infections.

The number of diagnosed cases, however, reflects only a fraction of the actual total of infections, with a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases going undetected.