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Covid-19 Global Update: Cases, Deaths

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The world has seen yet another surge in its coronavirus cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have increased to 4,635,830.

Deaths related to the coronavirus worldwide have risen to 311,824.

This is according to a report by the Johns Hopkins University.

The United States accounted for 25,000 new cases.

Brazil

Brazil overtook Spain as the fourth-worst nation, with over 233,500 confirmed cases.

UK

The UK has some 240,161 positive cases with 34,466 deaths, the UK Department of Health and Social Care reported on May 16.

Ghana

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana have increased to 5,735.

The Ghana Health Service made this known on Saturday, May 16.

It says some 97 new confirmed cases have been recorded.

An additional person has died, increasing the death toll to 29, says the Health Service.

Also, 294 more persons have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 1,754.

Nigeria

Nigeria has reported additional five coronavirus related deaths.

The new deaths have taken its tally to 176 fatalities.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in a tweet on May 16, 2020.

It says confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria have increased to some 5,621.

According to NCDC, Nigeria recorded 176 new confirmed cases to take its total to 5621.

It says deaths have risen from 171 to 176, with a total of 1,472 persons discharged so far.

Below is the breakdown of the new cases

176 new cases of #COVID19;

95-Lagos
31-Oyo
11-FCT
8-Niger
8-Borno
6-Jigawa
4-Kaduna
3-Anambra
2-Edo
2-Rivers
2-Nasarawa
2-Bauchi
1-Benue
1-Zamfara

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