COVID-19: 14 more die as Nigeria officially crosses 10,000 mark in confirmed cases

Nigeria has crossed the 10,000 mark in confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported officially across the country; even as 14 new deaths have been recorded nationwide.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, a total of 307 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded nationwide. Specifically, the 307 new cases saw Nigeria’s total case file rise to 10,162. Equally important, Lagos accounted for the majority of the 307 new cases. The state garnered 188 new cases.

Also, three other states – Ogun with q9 new cases, Kaduna with 14 and Oyo with 12; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) all racked up double figures. In summary, a total of 14 states and the FCT accounted for the 307 new cases of COVID-19 recorded on Sunday.

Meanwhile, as stated earlier, an additional 14 casualties have been attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The 14 deaths reported on Sunday took Nigeria’s death toll to 287. On the other hand, 151 more persons have successfully beaten the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria. This represents the new tally of patients who have recovered from the disease and discharged.

Equally important, the 151 new recoveries have taken the total to 3007 in Nigeria.

The foregoing details were released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Sunday. The details were shared on its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

‘‘307 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-188, FCT-44, Ogun-19, Kaduna-14, Oyo-12, Bayelsa-9, Gombe-5, Kano-3, Delta-3, Imo-2, Rivers-2, Niger-2, Bauchi-2, Plateau-1, Kwara-1. 10162 cases of #COVID19Nigeria. Discharged: 3007. Deaths: 287,’’ the NCDC tweeted.

Furthermore, additional details released by the NCDC shows that active cases of COVID-19 currently stand at 6868. Also, total samples tested so far still stands at 60,825 on its micro-site.

A review of the cases of COVID-19 per state in Nigeria is also available further below. The details confirm the status quo of Lagos at the top of the infection pile.


Please refer to table below for specifics.


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