Number of Coronavirus Cases Rises to 1,354, Days after FG Eased Lockdown

The number of Coronavirus cases in Nigeria have been on the rise, five days after the Federal Government decided to ease the lockdown that was put in place in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun states to reduce the spread of the virus.

Within the last five days alone, the country has recorded 1,354 fresh new cases across 34 states with Lagos and Kano states topping the chart.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday recorded 386 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 3912.

The NCDC also said that 10 new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 117.

Vanguard reports that this is the highest number of cases recorded in a single day in the country.

NCDC said that cases have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to it, on May 8, 2020, 386 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

A break down of the cases

NCDC highlighted that the 386 new cases were reported from 20 states – Lagos (176), Kano(65), Katsina (31), FCT(20), Borno(17), Bauchi(15), Nasarawa (14), Ogun(13), Plateau(10), Oyo(4), Sokoto(4), Rivers(4), Kaduna(3), Edo(2), Ebonyi(2), Ondo(2), Enugu(1), Imo(1), Gombe(1), Osun(1).

Cross River and Kogi states remain the only states that have not recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

While Lagos remains the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria with 1,667 confirmed cases out of 3912 across Nigeria.

The reports starting after the ease of lockdown in Lagos and Abuja show that Nigeria has recorded 1,354 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 new deaths in five days. While 279 patients have been treated and discharged from isolation centres across the country.

Before the easing of the lockdown on May 4, Nigeria had 2558 confirmed infections, 2,071 Active Cases, 400 discharged in the country and 87 deaths.

Till date, 3912 cases have been confirmed, 3,116 cases are active, 679 cases have been discharged and 117 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Nigeria has 23,835 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day.

Culled from Vanguard.


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