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Nigeria ranks 10th in Africa – Covid-19 cases

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By Abiodun Okunloye

WHO has ranked Nigeria 10th as COVID-19 cases increases in Africa.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that there have been more than 12.3 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections in Africa since the pandemic breakout in 2020. In addition, there have been 256,900 deaths as a direct result of these diseases. The most recent number was shared by the WHO African Region on its official Twitter account on Monday, along with further information indicating that the continent had recorded more than 11 million recoveries as of the 30th of October.

However, the WHO African COVID-19 dashboard reveals that South Africa, with 4,027,744 cases and 102,311 deaths, stands as the African nation with the largest number of infections and deaths. According to the number of infections, South Africa is followed by Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, but Tunisia and Egypt have more deaths reported than Morocco. The statistics indicate that Egypt had 515,401 infections and 24,798 deaths, Tunisia had 1,146,152 infections and 29,257 deaths, and Morocco had 1,265,572 infections and 16,281 deaths.

Nigeria has so far recorded 266,138 Covid-19 cases.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has so far recorded 266,138 cases, placing it 10th on the continent according to WHO statistics. Other countries in Africa besides South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt that have more infections than Nigeria include Libya, with 507,034 cases; Ethiopia, with 493,912 cases; Burundi, with 493,912 cases; Kenya, with 339,078 cases; and Zambia, with 333,669 cases.

Meanwhile, based on the total number of 3,155 fatalities which have been registered up to this point in Nigeria, it is now ranked 14th on the African continent in terms of the rates of death. However, the country too has been battling with cases of infection, which is also alarming. The information was derived from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) dashboard as well as the most recent report released on Sunday by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

626,337,158 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally.

As of the 28th of October 2022, there have been a total number of 626,337,158 confirmed cases of COVID-19 that have been reported to WHO from throughout the world. However, this number includes 6,566,610 deaths cases. At the same time, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on its official dashboard that a total of 12,830,378,906 doses of vaccination had been administered over the world as of the 26th of October in 2022.

The COVID-19 emergency committee of the WHO recently convened in October and came to the conclusion that the pandemic continues to be a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), as it was when it was first proclaimed in January 2020. The recommendation of the committee was also endorsed by the Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on the 19th of October at the headquarters of the UN health organisation in Geneva. He stated the committee emphasized the need to increase monitoring and extend access to testing, treatments, and vaccinations for those who were most at risk

95 new cases have been reported from 13 states in Nigeria.

Moreover, the NCDC highlights revealed that there had been a total of 3,155 deaths documented in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as a result of the disease. There has been a confirmed total of 266,138 cases, with a discharge total of 259,560 cases. The 95 newly reported cases are from 13 different states: Lagos (39), the Federal Capital Territory (12), Kaduna (12), Taraba (10), Delta (8), Bayelsa (3), Nasarawa (3), Edo (2), Oyo (2), Ekiti (2), Bauchi (1), and Plateau (1).


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