By Andrew Onyejuruuwa (with agency report)
- Virus in 196 countries
- Over six million cases recorded worldwide
- Europe with 182,440 deaths
- US & Canada have 116459 deaths
On Friday June 5, 2020, when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) again announced that the record of positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria have risen to 11844, at least 6,696,690 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 2,886,800 are now considered recovered. Europe overall has 182,440 deaths from 2,237,964 cases.
The United States and Canada have 116,459 deaths from 1,977,983 infections, Latin America and the Caribbean 60,540 deaths from 1,201,871 cases, Asia 18,261 deaths from 638,309 cases, the Middle East 10,172 deaths from 455,923 cases, Africa 4,875 deaths from 176,016 cases, and Oceania 131 deaths from 8,632 cases.
These scaring statistics showed that Nigeria still has a lot to thank God for because more patients in Nigeria have so far recovered when compared to what is happening in other climes around the world. However, the NCDC on its Twitter handle said that 328 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Friday. The centre, which is led by Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, a Nigerian Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician also informed that 3696 patients who were affected by the ravaging virus have been discharged while 333 fatalities have also be recorded.
They listed the new cases per states as follows: