CORONAVIRUS: Global Toll Rises To 64,228 Deaths


The number of deaths that have occured from the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic has risen to a disheartening  number of 64,228 people on Saturday.


The figures, which were collated from official sources by APF on Saturday at 8pm Nigerian time, also disclosed that a total number of 5,964 new deaths and 86,745 cases have been reported since the official record compiled on Friday, at 1900 GMT.


So far 190 countries and territories have recorded 1,192,621 cases, with 219,000 recoveries.


However, the figures collated from national authorities of countries affected and the World Health Organization (WHO), may not reflect the actual number of deaths and infections across the world, considering that many countries conduct test only on cases that require hospitalization.


The Federal Government of Nigeria however, has been tracing over 6,000 coronavirus contacts and conducting about 200 tests daily.


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The United States, who recorded the highest number of new deaths had 1,399, France 1,053, while Spain recorded 809.


Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof Akin Abayomi, has released the statistic containing the full list of areas in Lagos State with confirmed cases of coronavirus.


According to the statistic given by the commissioner, Lagos state has a total number of 98 confirmed cases in six Local Government Areas of the state.


Eti-Osa, the local Government Area with the highest number has 47 confirmed cases while Ikeja has 24 confirmed cases, and Lagos mainland, 14.

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