Global COVID-19 Cases Hit 2 Million
The virus, which emerged in China at the end of 2019, has been doubling its rate of infections every few weeks and so far killed over 125,000 people worldwide.
It took a month and a half for the first 100,000 cases to be detected.
The first million were recorded on 2 April, and it has taken less than two weeks for the second million to now be announced.
But despite the current tally, it is believed that that true number of infections is much higher.
The virus has managed to reach each corner of the globe so far, with only a select few countries not reporting official cases to the World Health Organisation.
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world reaches 2 million, with more than 125,000 confirmed deaths, President Donald Trump said he’d halt U.S. funding for the World Health Organization after the organization criticized his early response to the pandemic.
In the U.S., the recorded death toll topped 23,500, according to NBC News’ tally.
Los Angeles County announced on Tuesday that it’d suffered the worst day yet of the pandemic, losing 40 more lives to the disease, bringing the death toll to 360 in that metropolis.
Nigeria recorded 30 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday April 14, making the total cases hit 373, according to NCDC.
The NCDC said 99 patients have been discharged with 11 deaths.
Global coronavirus cases crossed the 2 million mark early Wednesday as China and Latin American countries reported new infections.
The global total reached 2,005,564 as at 09.00 GMT.
Death toll from the 210 countries and territories affected by the virus, is also over 126,600.
China reported 46 new infections, a sharp drop from the 89 reported on Tuesday.
Argentina reported 166 new cases to take its tally to 2,443.
This is according to figures published by worldometers.info early today.
The U.S. remains the most stricken nation by the virus.
It has 614,246 cases as at Tuesday night.
The death toll has also soared to a world record 26,064.
Apart from the U.S. Spain, Italy, France, Germany and UK are also badly affected by the disease.
The others are China, Iran and Turkey
Spain has 174,060 cases, 18,255 deaths.
Italy is the third worst-hit nation with 162,488 cases and 21,067 deaths.
France, the world’s fourth has 143,303 cases and 15,729.