Reported cases of the COVID-19 respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus suppresses “one million” globally, with the most cases in the US, followed by Italy and Spain.
And the number of coronavirus deaths globally topped 51,485 on Thursday as the pandemic continues to ravage the United States and Europe, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The most deaths have been reported from Italy so far, with 13,915. Spain has reported 10,106 fatalities, ahead of US 5,784, France with 5,380, and China, the epicenter of the virus, with 3,318.
The virus claimed thousands of more lives in its relentless march across the globe, with Spain and Britain seeing the highest number of daily deaths yet, despite measures putting more than half of the planet on some form of lockdown.
A few hours ago, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 10 New cases of the deadly virus, putting the most populated country in Africa at 184 cases in total.
The number of infections around the world currently stands at 1,002,159 as of this report, with a bulk of them being reported from the US and Europe. The US has reported 239,630 confirmed cases so far, Italy 115,242 Spain 110,238 and Germany 84,707 China 81,589.
Over 208,949 people have so far managed to beat the infection, with the most recoveries reported from China, Spain, and Italy.