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COVID-19: Nigeria records 300 new cases as global tally surpasses 50 million

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the country has recorded 300 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 64,090.

The NCDC disclosed this on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday night.

“On the 8th of November 2020, 300 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 64090 cases have been confirmed, 59910 cases have been discharged and 1154 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.”

Meanwhile, the United States has become the first nation worldwide to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections.

More than 50 million positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide since the pandemic began, the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University showed on Sunday.

There have been more than 1.2 million deaths from the disease worldwide since the pandemic started, according to the university’s tracker.

The US, with about 4% of the world’s population, represents almost a fifth of all reported cases.

More than 237,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since the virus first emerged in China late last year.

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