COVID-19: 5 more casualties as confirmed cases rise to 7839 in Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded five new deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deaths were reported across Nigeria on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Equally important, the latest casualties have taken the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic to 226 in Nigeria.

On the other hand, an additional 89 people have beaten the COVID-19 virus. The 89 persons who have been given a clean bill of health join the ranks of those who have been discharged after making full recoveries.

Meanwhile, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria have risen to 7839. This comes after 313 new infections were recorded across the country on Sunday. Lagos accounted for the highest share of the new infections as it racked up 148 new cases. Also, five other states – Rivers with 27 new cases, Edo with 19, Kano which recorded 13 cases; Ogun with 12 and Ebonyi which accounted for 11 new cases – as well as Abuja; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 36 new cases all recorded double figures.

In summary, the 313 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded across 16 states and the FCT.

These details were published by Nigeria’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Equally important, the details were published via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

‘‘313 new cases of #COVID19; 148-Lagos, 36-FCT, 27-Rivers, 19-Edo, 13-Kano, 12-Ogun, 11-Ebonyi, 8-Nasarawa, 8-Delta, 7-Oyo, 6- Plateau, 5-Kaduna, 4-Kwara, 3-Akwa Ibom, 3-Bayelsa, 2-Niger, 1-Anambra. 7839 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 2263. Deaths: 226,’’ the NCDC revealed.



Meanwhile, additional details released by the NCDC via its micro-site shows that active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 5350. Also, total samples tested till date, as indicated on its site, stand at 44, 458.

In addition, it noted that no new state has recorded a case of COVID-19 in Nigeria. All infections recorded so far have come from 34 states and the FCT. In fact, the duo of Cross River and Kogi remain the only states yet to record a case of COVID-19.

A breakdown of cases of COVID-19 per state can be seen in table below.

Indeed, the table reveals that Lagos remains at the top of the infection pile with a total of 3505 confirmed cases. However, active cases as indicated on the micro-site of the NCDC currently stand at 2805.

Please refer to table for confirmed cases in other states.


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