COVID-19: Nigeria’s Cases Exceed 1,000

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, April 23, 2020, provided an update which stated that Nigeria’ COVID- 19 cases has exceeded 1000 as it recorded another 114 new cases of the novel coronavirus.

According to NCDC, 80 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 21 were in Gombe, 5 in FCT, 2 in Zamfara, 2 in Edo, 1 in Ogun, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto respectively.

The country’s total deaths from the virus now stands at 32 while 208 have recovered.

The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 193,930 on Friday, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT.

More than 2,770,750 declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December.

Of these cases, at least 736,800 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

In the United States, now the worst-hit country, the death toll stood at 50,360 with 884,004 infections. At least 81,338 patients have recovered.

Italy is the next most affected country with 25,969 deaths and 192,994 confirmed infections.

It is followed by Spain with 22,524 fatalities and 219,764 confirmed infections, France with 22,245 deaths and 159,828 infections and Britain with 19,506 deaths and 143,464 cases.

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China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 4,632 deaths and 82,804 cases, just six since Thursday.

Since Thursday 1900 GMT, Sierra Leone announced its first death caused by the virus.

Europe has listed 1,329,695 cases and 119,211 deaths to date, the US and Canada together have 927,543 cases with 52,689 deaths, Asia 188,320 cases with 7,664 deaths, the Middle East 146,298 cases with 6,122 deaths, Latin America and the Caribbean 142,389 cases with 6,815 deaths. Africa lists 28,542 cases with 1,326 deaths and Oceania 7,964 cases with 103 deaths.

Yetunde Adegoke

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