The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Nigeria has now exceeded 22,000 with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), announcing 649 new cases Wednesday night.
NCDC said via tweet that so far, 22,020 cases have been confirmed, 7,613 cases have been discharged and 542 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the number of cases worldwide is expected to reach 10 million next week, warning that the virus has yet to peak in the Americas.
Coronavirus hospitalisations and caseloads have reached new highs in more than half a dozen states in the US, with newly confirmed cases nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago.
Nearly 9.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and nearly 475,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.