Nigeria total COVID-19 infections now 58,000

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COVID-19: Nigeria announces lockdown of major cities

Nigeria on Friday hit 58,000 COVID-19 cases after recording 213 new infections. The country also recorded two new deaths as a result of the virus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The country has now recorded, in total, 58,062 new cases of the novel coronavirus, with 49,606 cases discharged and 1,103 deaths reported across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Friday’s new cases were reported from 17 states, including Lagos (51), Plateau (51), FCT (29), Rivers (18), Ondo (12), Oyo (9), Osun (8), Gombe (7), Ogun (7), Kaduna (5), Enugu (4), Edo (3), Jigawa (3), Kano (3), Benue (1), Delta (1), Sokoto (1)

Earlier on Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the death toll for the virus might hit two million if there is no relentless global action to combat the disease

Global Update

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 984,068 people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Friday.

At least 32,298,410 cases of coronavirus have been registered. Of these, at least 22,141,000 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 symptomatic or the most serious cases. On Thursday, 5,730 new deaths and 312,068 new cases were recorded worldwide. Based on latest reports, the countries with the most new deaths were India with 1,141 new deaths, followed by United States with 846 and Brazil with 831.


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