COVID-19: Nigeria steadily inches closer to 10,000 confirmed cases

Nigeria is set to hit 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the next couple of days if the current rate of new infections maintains its trajectory.

On Friday, May 29, 2020, 387 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Nigeria. The new infections took Nigeria’s total confirmed cases to 9302.

Equally important, the majority of new cases originated from Lagos which accounted for 254 out of the 387 new cases. In addition, five other states – Jigawa with 24 cases, Edo with 22, Oyo15 cases and Rivers with 14; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 29 cases all racked up double figures.

In summary, a total of 13 states and the FCT were responsible for the 387 new cases of COVID-19.

Furthermore, two additional deaths were recorded from the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday. Consequently, the death toll now stands at 261. On the other hand, 105 persons have joined the ranks of people who have recovered from the COVID-19 virus. Subsequently, they have been discharged. Thus, the new recoveries have swelled the ranks of those discharged to 2697.

These details were part of updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday. Specifically, the details were shared via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The NCDC tweeted: ‘‘387 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-254, FCT-29, Jigawa-24, Edo-22, Oyo-15, Rivers-14, Kaduna-11, Borno-6, Kano-3, Plateau-2, Yobe-2, Gombe-2, Bauchi-2, Ondo-1. 9302 cases of #COVID19Nigeria. Discharged: 2697. Deaths: 261’’

Meanwhile, the NCDC has further revealed that the active cases of Nigeria currently stand at 6344. Also, a total of 58,726 samples have been tested so far. These additional details were shared via its micro-site.

A look at the confirmed cases of COVID-19 per states in Nigeria shows that Lagos is still tops. The state has recorded a total of 4377 confirmed cases. However, active cases stand at 3585.

Please refer to table below for figures of confirmed cases per state.


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