Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases have exceeded 20,000 as the country recorded 436 new infections. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in a tweet on Sunday night. It said “On the 21st of June 2020, 436 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.”
Till date, 20,244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (169), Oyo (52), Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6), Edo(5), Benue (5), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Abia (1), Ekiti (1)
Since the outbreak began in China last December, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 465,300 people, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP as of 1900 GMT on Sunday. At least 8,890,310 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 4,139,100 are 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.
Since 1900 GMT on Saturday, 3,636 new deaths and 147,821 new cases were recorded worldwide. The countries with the most deaths of recent were Brazil with 1,022, followed by Mexico with 387, and the United States with 386. The United States remains the worst-hit country with 119,846 deaths from 2,268,093 cases.
At least 617,460 people have been declared recovered. After the US, the countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil with 49,976 deaths from 1,067,579 cases; Britain with 42,632 deaths from 304,331 cases; Italy with 34,634 deaths from 238,499 cases; and France with 29,633 deaths from 196,594 cases. The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 84 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Britain with 63, Spain 61, Italy 57, and Sweden 50. China – excluding Hong Kong and Macau – has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,378 infections (up 26 since Saturday) with 78,413 recoveries. Europe overall has 192,715 deaths from 2,522,042 cases, the United States and Canada 128,317 deaths from 2,369,379 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 93,847 deaths from 2,024,864 cases, Asia 28,794 deaths from 1,019,927 cases, the Middle East 13,515 deaths from 641,421 cases, Africa 7,981 deaths from 303,804 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,874 cases.
In Africa, Nigeria is ranked as the country with the third-highest number of infections after Egypt with over 50,000 cases and South Africa with over 90,000.