Nigeria records five COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs

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… Global death toll now 2,745,337

NIGERIA has recorded five COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. With the five new deaths, the total fatalities in the country have risen to 2,036.

  According to a post on Twitter handle of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  yesterday night, this comes six days after nobody died from the highly infectious disease.

  The post indicates that the new COVID-19 cases were recorded in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as follows: Lagos – 50, Kaduna – 12, FCT – 10, Bayelsa – 8, Imo and Kwara – 3, Bauchi and Osun – 2, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Kano, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara each have one case.

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  NCDC also stated the country had tested 1,727, 467 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced on Feb. 27, 2020 with more than two-thirds of the 161,000 people infected by COVID-19 in Nigeria recovering after treatment. But over 11,000 infections are still active in the country.

  Elsewhere round the globe, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,745,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources yesterday.

  Based on the latest reports, the countries with the newest deaths were Brazil with 2,009 new deaths, followed by the United States with 1,362 and Mexico with 579 leaving United States as the worst-affected country with 545,282 deaths from 30,011,551 cases.

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  After the US, the hardest-hit countries are Brazil with 300,685 deaths from 12,220,011 cases, Mexico with 199,627 deaths from 2,208,755 cases, India with 160,692 deaths from 11,787,534 cases, and the United Kingdom with 126,382 deaths from 4,312,908 cases.

  The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is the Czech Republic with 238 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Belgium with 197, Hungary 196, Montenegro 195 and Slovenia 192.

  Europe overall has 932,228 deaths from 42,157,651 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 753,603 deaths from 23,955,190 infections, and the United States and Canada 568,035 deaths from 30,956,316 cases.

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  Asia has reported 267,927 deaths from 17,286,152 cases, the Middle East 111,697 deaths from 6,283,786 cases, Africa 110,871 deaths from 4,138,525 cases, and Oceania 976 deaths from 35,541 cases.

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