Coronavirus: Here are the countries with over 1 million COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus: Here are the countries with over 1 million COVID-19 cases

The COVID-19 disease has continued to spread globally despite efforts by the international community to contain the spread of the virus.

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While the daily spread of the virus has reduced in Europe, the novel pathogen continues to spread rapidly in other continents.

A report by Bloomberg indicated that three countries have so far recorded more than 1 million cases of the disease.

Coronavirus: Here are the countries with over 1 million COVID-19 cases

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According to the report, the three countries with more than a million cases of the COVID-19 include:

1. The United States of America

2. Brazil

3. India

The USA having a total of 3.6 million COVID-19 cases recorded its highest jump in the number of infections on Thursday, July 16, with 77,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University,.

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This latest tally from the US tops its previous high of 67,791 two days ago.

Also, COVID-19 cases in Brazil are rising rapidly as researchers are turning to the South American giant in search of a vaccine.

The number of cases in Brazil has now surpassed 2 million. Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly downplayed the virus as a little flu, has been criticised by experts for his unwillingness to implement forceful nationwide containment measures.

As for India, the country became the third nation to cross the 1 million mark in the number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, July 17. According to data shared by India’s health ministry, the total tally of infections in the country now stands at 1,003,832.

India which had fewer than 1,000 cases in March 2020, witnessed a spike in the number of infections after easing a nationwide lockdown.

Legit.ng reported earlier that the United Kingdom has explained the reason Air Peace, a private Nigerian airline, was denied operational access in the UK.

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In what came as a shock, Air Peace was denied access to land in the UK where it was billed to convey some stranded Nigerians back home.

But in a statement released by the UK high commission in Nigeria on Twitter on Friday, July 17, the UK government said the decision on the Air Peace was made on technicality considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British commission said it has spoken with parties involved including the minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and authority of Air Peace. It further explained that the move will strengthen the cordial relationship between Nigeria and the government of the United Kingdom.

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