The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday, May 10; announced that it has recorded 248 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 4,399.
This was disclosed via its verified Twitter handle and website on Sunday night.
The NCDC also said that the number of fatalities has risen to 143 after recording 17 new deaths; while 778 people have been discharged from the isolation centres after full recovery.
248 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 10, 2020
“On the 10th of May 2020, 248 new confirmed cases and 17 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
“Till date, 4399 cases have been confirmed, 778 cases have been discharged and 143 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The 248 new cases are reported from 17 states; 248 new cases of #COVID19; 81-Lagos, 35-Jigawa, 26-Borno, 26-Kano, 20-Bauchi, 13-FCT, 12-Edo, 10-Sokoto, 7-Zamfara, 4-Kwara, 4-Kebbi, 2-Gombe, 2-Taraba, 2-Ogun, 2-Ekiti, 1-Osun, 1-Bayelsa,” it said.
The NCDC further explained that; “On the 9th on May, we announced 45 discharged cases & 4 deaths in FCT Due to system error, 32 discharged cases and 2 deaths were wrongly announced.”
Meanwhile, the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and the NCDC are donating N350 million to support Oyo State to contain the spread of COVID-19.
This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan by Mr Taiwo Adisa; Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde.
According to him, CACOVID is supporting the state government with N30 million for the rehabilitation of isolation centres and giving equipment worth N220 million; while NCDC will support the state with N100 million.
He said that Oyo State was scaling up its isolation centres to 320- bed capacity.
“The government of Oyo State is receiving a donation of N250 million from the CACOVID team.
“The sum of N220 million is reserved for equipment and N30 million for renovation of the facilities at the isolation centres,” he said.