- The number of casualties from the dreaded coronavirus is becoming alarming
- In fact, the death toll has risen above 2,000, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)
- It has been revealed that a greater number of deaths is in China
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the death toll from coronavirus has risen beyond 2,000 currently.
CNN reports that only six cases of the actual number were recorded outside China's mainland.
The international media also revealed that so far, the virus has infected not less than 75,000 persons.
The online newspaper further disclosed that only a little more than 1,000 infected persons from the overall number reside outside the Asian nation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that two cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Iran by the Iranian authorities on Wednesday, February 19. This is the first two cases reported in the Islamic country.
There was no certain number of any other suspected cases and if the reported victims were quarantined.
As at the time of filing this report, details of the victims' nationality or the state of their health was not revealed.
An official in Iran’s health ministry, Kiyanoush Jahanpour, said the two confirmed cases were detected in the central province of Qom.
The coronavirus pandemic has not only taken but also affected the lives of people in many parts of the world but most significantly in China.
Legit.ng gathered that coronavirus had killed more than 800 people in China, where the disease was first recorded.
The WHO mapped out the states - Lagos, Kano, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Delta and Bayelsa - as top priority areas for preparedness against the Novel coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria.
Speaking on the possible outbreak of the disease in Nigeria, the technical officer on health emergency programme for WHO, Dhamari Naidoo, while speaking to journalists at a media training for reporters on coronavirus outbreak said Nigeria was self-assessed as high in a risk assessment by the organisation.
Naidoo said the assessment tilted in the direction probably because of the frequent travels between Nigerians and the Chinese.
She said: "Nigeria was self-assessed as high in a risk assessment by the World Health Organisation, primarily because of the frequent travel between China and Nigeria.”
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