The ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak that started in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019 has not taken its toll on 65 territories of the world but would have sparked xenophobic and racial discrimination for Asians had international diplomacy not well handled.
Nigeria on February 28, 2020 woke to the unfortunate breaking news of the first case of Coronavirus in Lagos which has since been ushered by the preventive dos and don’ts mechanism even as scores who had contact with the Italian have been tracked for quarantine.
Professor Maduike Ezeibe of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture might have claimed to discover its cure plus that of Lassa Fever; President Donald Trump of United States might have believed the virus would one day disappear like a miracle despite all due scientific efforts which could not stop the forefront nation in modern medicine to have recorded its first death to the raging virus.
China which is the origin of Coronavirus has so far recorded the highest cases of infection and death.
But thankfully, there are cases where Coronavirus patients recover.
Here are quick rundown of figures of the widespread of Coronavirus across the globe, death and recovery cases:
Total persons infected: 87,692
Total territories/countries: 65
Death cases: 2,995
Recovered cases: 42,793
Coronavirus confirmed cases:
Countries with 1 case: Nigeria, Egypt and 18 other countries
Countries with 2 cases: Brazil, Belgium and Russia
3 Highest cases: China with (79,826); South Korea (3,736); Italy: (1,128)
Coronavirus death cases:
Countries with death record: 12
Countries with 0 death: 53
Countries with 1 death: United States (out of 70); Thailand (out of 42); Taiwan (out of 40); Australia (out of 26) and Philippines (out of 3).
Countries with 2 death: France (out of 104); Honk Kong (out of 98)
3 Highest cases: China (2,870); Iran (54); Italy (29)
Coronavirus recovery cases:
3 Highest recovery: China (42,109); Iran (175); Singapore (74)
Whereas Cambodia, Egypt, Nepal, Sri Lanca had single cases and of which they have recovered.
*Olakunle Adeniyi, a journalist and IT Consultant, writes from Ilorin at email@example.com.
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