More than 100 million people have been infected with the new coronavirus since it first appeared in China in December 2019, according to the French Agency, which is based on official country data.
By 23:30 Greek time, a total of 100.010.798 cases and 2.151.242 deaths have been recorded. The vast majority of people infected with the virus have recovered, but some retain symptoms for several weeks or even months.
This number of diagnosed cases, however, reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Some countries test only in severe cases, others prioritize tracking, and many poor countries have limited testing capacity.