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Coronavirus cases globally near 2 million mark

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The coronavirus infections as of April 14, stood at 1,925,853 globally with 119,719 deaths recorded and 452,333 recoveries registered.

The United States of America accounted for a majority of these cases with a record of 587,173 infections, 23,644 deaths, the highest recorded by any country to date. She has so far recorded 36,948 recoveries.

Spain came in second after the US with a total number of 170,099 infections, 17,756 fatalities and 64,727 recoveries.

Italy, which was at one point one of the hardest hit country by the virus, recorded 159,516 infections, 20,465 fatalities and 35,435 recoveries by Tuesday.

China, where the virus was first discovered, had 82,249 recorded cases and 3,341 deaths with77,738 recoveries.

In Africa, however, South Africa held the highest record of coronavirus cases at 2,272,  27 deaths and 410 recoveries.

Egypt cames close second with 2,190 cases, 164 deaths and 589 recoveries. Ghana had 566 infections, 8 deaths and 4 recoveries.

On the Eastern part of the continent, Rwanda had 127 coronavirus cases with no record of fatalities reported and had 42 recoveries.

Uganda had recorded 54 coronavirus cases, with no fatalities, no new cases and 7 recoveries.

Kenya, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 208 after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 11 more cases on Monday. However,nine deaths and 40 recoveries have since been reported in the country.

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