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COVID-19 Cases Top 20 Million Globally

A medical worker uses a test kit to diagnose COVID-19 virus in Rabat, Morocco, on July 15, 2020. (Photo by Chadi/Xinhua)

COVID-19 cases have reached 20 million worldwide. According to Worldometer, which provides updates on the pandemic, 734,239 fatalities have been recorded so far globally.

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The tally of recoveries worldwide is currently 12,909,733.

The US leads the pack with 5,199,444 cases, trailed by Brazil with 3,035,582 and India with 2,217,245.

In Africa, South Africa has the highest number of cases with 559,859.

Nigeria with 46,577 cases is among the top 50 countries with the highest rate of infections.

On Sunday, Nigeria’s COVID-19 recovery rate recorded a significant drop with less than 150 people discharged within 24 hours.

But with 142 persons confirmed to have recovered from the disease on August 9, the number of discharged patients rose from 33,044 to 33,186.

A breakdown by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed Lagos topped the list of new infections with 107 cases, followed by the FCT with 91, and Plateau with 81, while Bauchi had the least figure with one new COVID-19 case.

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