Nigeria has added 100 new persons to the list of patients who have beaten the dreaded COVID-19.
Equally important, the 100 new recoveries were disclosed yesterday, Friday, May 22, 2020. Consequently, they have swelled the ranks of those who have beaten COVID-19 in Nigeria to 2007. Meanwhile, the additional 100 persons have now been discharged after being given a clean bill of health.
Meanwhile, 245 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria on Friday. In fact, the 245 new cases have taken Nigeria’s infection total to 7261 confirmed cases.
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial and entertainment capital, continued its run at the top of the new infection table. Specifically, Lagos accounted for 131 new cases from the 245 recorded on Friday. Also, two other states – Jigawa with 16 new cases and Ogun with 13 – racked up double figures.
In summary, the 245 new cases on Friday were distributed among 21 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Further, 10 new deaths were recorded from the COVID-19 pandemic across Nigeria on Friday. Subsequently, the new casualties have taken the death toll to 211.
These statistics were part of updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); the country’s disease-fighting agency. As a matter of fact, the updates were released, as is the practice, via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
‘‘245 new cases of #COVID19; 131-Lagos, 16-Jigawa, 13-Ogun, 12-Borno, 9-Kaduna, 9-Oyo, 9-Rivers, 9-Ebonyi, 8-Kano, 7-Kwara, 5-Katsina, 3-Akwa Ibom, 3-Sokoto, 2-Bauchi2-Yobe, 1-Anambra, 1-Gombe, 1-Niger, 1-Ondo; 1-Plateau, 1-FCT, 1-Bayelsa. 7261 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 2007. Deaths: 221,’’ it stated on Twitter.
245 new cases of #COVID19;
7261 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
Deaths: 221 pic.twitter.com/ITAGBMdXtB
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 22, 2020
Meanwhile, further details released via its micro-site by the NCDC shows that active cases of COVID-19 currently stand at 5,033. Also, a total of 41,907 samples have reportedly been tested so far. In addition, all 7261 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria are from 34 states and the FCT.
Cross River and Kogi are the only two states yet to record a single case of COVID-19.
Additionally, details of the cases of COVID-19 by state has Lagos retaining its spot at the top of the table. Lagos has so far accounted for 3324 cases, representing 45.8 per cent of Nigeria’s total.
Please refer to table for more details…