According to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, the death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States topped 40,000 on Sunday.
It showed fatalities countrywide had reached 40,585, with almost half of them in New York, whose governor Andrew Cuomo said the outbreak there is now “on the descent.”
The US toll exceeds that of Italy, which has the second-highest number of deaths at 23,660, according to Johns Hopkins.
The tracker shows a total US caseload of 742,442 nearly four times that of Spain, which has almost 196,000 cases.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control Nigeria,NCDC, confirmed 627 coronavirus cases in the Country.
As at 11:50 pm 19th April, there are 627 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Nigeria, 170 have been discharged with 21 deaths.