Coronavirus Kills More Than 170,000 Globally, Nigeria Accounts For 22 Deaths

*The remains of the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari who died of COVID-19 complications and was buried in Abuja on Saturday

According to news monitored by the AFP, the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has actually killed more than 170,000 people globally and counting, which is close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe. In total, 170,226 people have died from the virus around the world, including 106,737 in Europe alone.

However, with 42,364 deaths, the United States of America (USA) has the highest mortality rate, followed by Italy with 24, 114 fatalities and Spain’s 21, 282. France has 20, 265 deaths and Britain 16,509. There are 2, 483, 086 recorded cases around the world, though the number of actual infections is believed to be higher since many countries are only testing the most serious cases. The figures have been compiled by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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