COVID-19: Global Deaths Hit 19,246 With Over 427,000 Confirmed Cases

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  • COVID-19: Global Deaths Hit 19,246 With Over 427,000 Confirmed Cases

The total number of global deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic rose to 19,246 on Wednesday, according to an AFP report.

According to the report, over 427,000 cases have been registered in 181 countries and territories since the virus first broke out in Wuhan, China.

This includes 64 deaths and 2,412 cases in 43 African nations published on the World Health Organisation’s website.

The 43 African countries and their confirmed cases are listed as follow: Algeria (264), Angola (2), Benin (5), Burkina Faso (114), Cameroon (70), Cape Verde (3), Central African Republic (5), Chad (3), Congo (4), Côte d’Ivoire (73), Djibouti (3), DRC (48), Egypt (402), Equatorial Guinea (9), Eritrea (1), Eswatini (5), Ethiopia (12), and Gabon (6).

Others with positive cases are Gambia (3), Ghana (53), Guinea (4), Kenya (25), Liberia (3), Madagascar (17), Mauritius (42), Mauritania (2), Morocco (170), Mozambique (3), Namibia (6), Niger (2), Nigeria (46), Rwanda (40), Senegal (86), Seychelles (7), Somalia (1), South Africa (709), Sudan (3), Tanzania (12), Togo (20), Tunisia (114), Uganda (9), Zambia (3), Zimbabwe (2).

Countries (14) with deaths (64): Algeria (19), Burkina Faso (4), Cameroon (1), DRC (3), Egypt (20), Gabon (1), Gambia (1), Ghana (2), Mauritius (2), Morocco (4), Nigeria (1), Sudan (1), Tunisia (3), Zimbabwe (1).

Countries (14) with recoveries (203): Algeria (77), Burkina Faso (5), Cameroon (2), Côte d’Ivoire (3), DRC (1), Egypt (80), Ethiopia (4), Ghana (1), Morocco (6), Nigeria (2), Senegal (8), South Africa (12), Togo (1), Tunisia (1).

The total number of deaths climbed to 3,434 in Spain on Wednesday after 738 people died in the last 24 hours. Spain has now recorded more death than China, the outbreak nation. Second to only Italy.

“COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity -– and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.

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Samed Olukoya
CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade long experience in the global financial market. Contact Samed on Twitter: @sameolukoya; Email: [email protected]

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