Following the growth of Coronavirus (COVID-19), in various part of the world, reports have revealed that the United States has overtaken China in terms of the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadly respiratory disease originated from Wuhan, China, has ravaged many parts of the world, leaving massive deaths.
According to www.worldometers.info, as of 1 a.m. on Wednesday, 3,850 lives have been lost to the outbreak in the U.S., a record that has exceeded China’s tally of 3,305 deaths.
The United States, which already has the highest number of reported infections in the world, has become one with the third-highest death records after Italy and Spain.
While Italy has a total of 12,428 deaths, Spain, after 700 deaths on Tuesday, recorded a total of 8,464, with New York City becoming the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
According to health experts, the death toll might be twice the current figure as many died without being tested.
Earlier, the United States’ health experts predicted a fatality rate of about two million. President Donald Trump, however, stated that the country would have achieved a huge success in the battle against the virus if the death rate was limited to a hundred thousand.
Meanwhile, countries across the world have continued to report inadequate testing kits for potential patients of COVID-19; a strain of coronavirus which currently defies science.
The death toll in Africa has been relatively low compared to Europe and other parts of the world.
No country in the continent has recorded more than 50 deaths. Egypt has the highest number of fatalities with 41, followed by Algeria and Morocco with 35 and 33 respectively.
South Africa still leads the continent with over 1,000 cases but has only three fatalities.
Out of the 161 cases in Ghana, however, 31 had recovered, making the highest recorded in Africa so far.
Nigeria, in the meantime, has 139 cases as of Tuesday evening with two deaths. About eight persons have recovered and have been discharged.