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Global Covid-19 Cases Pass 4.7m; Over 100 Countries Demand Investigation

A Frontline health official in Ghana, photo Credit Facebook

Deaths and confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world have risen yet again.

Confirmed cases of coronavirus globally have increased to 4,716,931 million.

Deaths caused by the virus are estimated to be 315,244.

This is according to the Johns Hopkins University.

An update on its official website, the University says affected countries remain 188.

The US remains the world epicenter of coronavirus with some 1.5 million cases and nearly 90,000 deaths.

UK Reports 170 New Covid19 Deaths

The United Kingdom (UK) reported some 170 new coronavirus related deaths on May 17.

In a tweet on Sunday May 17, the UK Department of Health and Social Care says “As of 5pm on 16 May, of those tested positive for coronavirus, across all settings, 34,636 have sadly died.”

It says “As of 9am 17 May, there have been 2,580,769 tests, with 91,206 tests on 16 May.”

1,818,712 people have been tested of which 243,695 tested positive, the Department announced.

African Entertainment has also cited a tweet by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which put the continent’s confirmed cases to 81,307, with an estimated 2,704 deaths.

Recoveries on the continent as at May 17, has also increased to 31,078.

Nigeria Leads West Africa’s Covid19 Chart

Nigeria has overtaken Ghana as the country with the most coronavirus cases in West African sub-region.

That was after it recorded some 338 new confirmed cases to take its total to 5,959 as against Ghana’s 5,735 cases.

Also with respect to deaths, Nigeria continues to lead as its death toll has increased to 182, with fatalities at 29.

But Ghana has the most recoveries (2,754) as compared to Nigeria’s 1,594.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the new confirmed cases in a tweet mid-night on May 17, 2020.

Below The Cases Breakdown

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Over 100 countries have proposed a draft resolution, demanding an independent “evaluation” into the pandemic, which will be presented to the WHO.

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