Positive COVID-19 Cases Exceed Six Million Patients Worldwide

By Roseline Ojiugo (with agency report)

According to an AFP report on the rampaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more than six million cases of the novel COVID-19 have been officially recorded worldwide, two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally on Saturday.

As of 2015 GMT, there were at least 6,000,867 cases of coronavirus recorded and 366,848 deaths. Europe remains the continent hardest hit by the pandemic, with 2,135,170 cases and 177,595 deaths. In all, Nigeria accounts for 9855 according to the Nigeria centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

As at the time of this report, the United States remains the worst-hit country, with 1,760,740 cases and 103,472 deaths. But the virus is now spreading fastest in Latin America, with more than 45,000 cases in the last 24 hours, for a total of 944,695 cases and 49,230 deaths.

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