COVID-19 infections hit 1m globally

COVID-19 infections hit 1m globally

Confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have hit the one million mark, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

As a matter of fact, the reported cases have grown exponentially from slightly over 500,000 confirmed cases; going by figures just a week ago.

As at press time, figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University indicate that there are 1, 002,159 cases of COVID-19 worldwide. However, figures released by worldometers.info is slightly different, with 1, 005,774 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported worldwide.

Also, figures released by worldometers.info on fatalities indicate that Italy remains the worst hit; with 13,915 deaths, followed by Spain with a record of 10,096 deaths. The United States continues to top the global chart in the number of infections; with 236,339 confirmed cases, according to the John Hopkins University tally.

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According to the data, China, where the virus broke out in December; has been pushed to the fifth position on the chart with 82,432 cases.

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Further, the Johns Hopkins University tally revealed that the death toll has hit 51,485 across the globe; while the raging pandemic is affecting 181 countries and regions. The worldometers.info tally shows a total number of 51,633 deaths recorded globally; while 210,555 has recovered from the dreaded viral disease.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has also reported 10 new cases; bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 184 in Nigeria.

In addition, Governor of Lagos state; Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced that 11 Coronavirus patients have been discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre in Yaba; on Wednesday, April 1.

Sanwo-Olu made this known in a tweet.

Also, he explained that the patients include two females and nine males; whose results came out negative after two rounds of Coronavirus tests.

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