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COVID-19 confirmed cases now over two million

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THE world has now recorded more than two million coronavirus cases as the global pandemic peaks.

  A breakdown of the figure stated that at least 2,000,576 infections including 126,871 deaths, have been recorded.

  Official sources yesterday credited Europe with half of the cases to make it the hardest hit continent with 1,010,858 cases and 85,271 fatalities.

  United States, where the virus is spreading most rapidly, has registered 609,240 cases, and 26,033 deaths.

  But there are fears that using data collected from national authorities and information from World Health Organisation (WHO) probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections – many countries are testing only the most serious cases.

  Meanwhile, Nigeria so far has 373 confirmed cases, 99 discharged patients and 11 deaths.

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