Nigeria has surpassed the 5000 mark in confirmed cases of COVID-19; as 193 new cases took the infection total to 5162.
As a matter of fact, the 193 new cases were recorded across the country on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Lagos stood out once again with the highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in the figures releases yesterday. The state racked up 58 new cases but was closely followed by Kano which recorded 46 new cases.
Two other states were responsible for double figures in new COVID-19 cases in the update releases yesterday. They are Jigawa which reported 35 new cases and Yobe with 12 new cases. In summary, a total of 14 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT); accounted for the 193 new cases of COVID-19 recorded on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria rose to 167 with nine additional deaths. On the other hand, the total of recoveries from the disease now stands at 1180 persons. These patients have all been discharged to reunite with their families.
The foregoing details were made public by Nigeria’s disease-fighting agency, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); in its regular update on the management of the pandemic. Equally important, the details were shared via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday night.
‘‘193 new cases of #COVID19; 58-Lagos, 46-Kano, 35-Jigawa, 12-Yobe, 9-FCT, 7-Ogun, 5-Plateau, 5-Gombe, 4-Imo, 3-Edo, 3-Kwara, 3-Borno, 1-Bauchi, 1-Nasarawa, 1-Ondo. 5162 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 1180. Deaths: 167,’’ disclosed the NCDC.
193 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 14, 2020
Furthermore, the NCDC revealed that two cases reported on Wednesday from Kaduna, were repeat tests. Therefore, it stated that Kaduna has a total of 114 confirmed cases; even as it apologised to the Kaduna State authorities for the error.
So far, the NCDC has tested 30, 657 samples across Nigeria. In addition, the number of active cases out of the current total of 5162 confirmed stands at 3815 across Nigeria. Also, no new state has reported a case of COVID-19 since its last update. As a matter of fact, all cases have originated from 34 states and the FCT.
Cross River and Kogi still remain standing as the only two states yet to report a case of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, a look at the cases per state in Nigeria shows Lagos remains the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The state now has a total of 2099 confirmed cases, representing 40.1 per cent of Nigeria’s total. However, active cases stand at 1525. Also, nine other states and the FCT have all recorded over 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Please see detailed breakdown of cases per state below including active cases, number discharged and casualties recorded so far.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|