COVID-19 may never go away, learn to leave it- WHO, as Nigeria records 4971 cases

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Edwin Eriye

The coronavirus may never go away and populations will have to learn to live with it just as they have HIV, the World Health Organization has warned, as the global death toll from the disease nears 300,000.

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic (COVID‑19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome.

The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January, and a pandemic on 11 March.

As of 14 May 2020, more than 4.34 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in over 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 297,000 deaths. More than 1.54 million people have recovered.

As at Wednesday, 13, Nigeria has recorded 184 new cases of #COVID19, making a total of 4971 total cases in the country, Blackbox Nigeria gathered.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, while reporting the new cases, via its Twitter handle said the Nigeria has recorded 1070 discharges with 164 deaths.

The confirmed cases and their respective states are; 51-Lagos, 23-Jigawa, 16-Bauchi, 16-Katsina, 14-Kano, 10-FCT, 10-Rivers, 9-Kwara, 5-Delta, 5-Kaduna, 4-Sokoto, 4-Oyo, 3-Kebbi, 3-Nasarawa, 3-Osun, 2-Ondo, 1-Ebonyi, 1-Edo, 1-Enugu, 1-Anambra, 1-Plateau and 1-Niger.

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