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COVID-19 cases ‘are no longer rising’ globally

COVID-19 cases ‘are no longer rising’ globally
August 11
23:45 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases have stabilised globally based on a seven-day moving average.

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According to data on Worldometer, which provides updates on the pandemic, there has been an average of about 250,000 cases daily for seven days.

On Monday, COVID-19 cases across the world hit 20 million.

On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin of Russia said his country has approved a COVID-19 vaccine that works quite effectively.

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Putin added that his daughter has been vaccinated.

The pandemic is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world.

However, 13,315,179 patients have recovered from the disease, while 743,595 infected persons have died globally.

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The United States ranks first as the country with most COVID-19 infections with a total number of 5,300,261 cases. Brazil comes next with 3,109,630. India ranks third with 2,328,405 cases. Russia comes next with 897,599 patients.

South Africa ranks fifth in the world and first in Africa with 566,109 cases.

As of Tuesday evening, Nigeria had a total number 47,290 confirmed cases. 33,609 patients have been discharged, while 956 people have died as a result of the disease.

On Sunday, Nigeria’s COVID-19 recovery rate recorded a significant drop with less than 150 people discharged within 24 hours.

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