COVID-19: 2,950 People Now Infected In Nigeria

 COVID-19:  2,950 People Now Infected In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 148 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking Nigeria’s total cases to 2,950.

Of the new cases, 43 are in Lagos State; 32 in Kano State, while 14 are in Zamfara State.

10 new cases have also been recorded in the FCT; nine in Katsina State, seven in Taraba State, six in Borno and Ogun States, five in Oyo State, three in Edo, Kaduna and Bauchi States, two in Adamawa and Gombe States, and one each in Plateau, Sokoto and Kebbi States.

NCDC confirmed that 481 patients have recovered so far and have been discharged, while 2,371 remain active in the country; adding that the number of samples tested stands at 19,512, while 98 persons have died.

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, the novel Coronavirus has killed at least 254,532 people since the outbreak first emerged in China in December 2019; as more than 3,629,160 cases were registered in 195 Countries and Territories.

Of these, at least 1,124,600 are now considered recovered.

Over the past 24 hours, 5.163 new deaths have been recorded and 75.475 new infections around the world.

The countries with the newest fatalities in the past day were the United States with 1,830, Britain with 693 and France with 330.

The United States has the highest number of total deaths with 70,115 out of 1,193,027 cases, with about 187,180 recoveries.

Channels TV reports that Britain has the second-highest toll with 29,427 deaths out of 194,990 cases, followed by Italy with 29,315 deaths from 213,013 cases, Spain 25,613 deaths and 219,329 cases and France with 25,531 deaths and 170,551 cases.

ATINUKE SEUN-IGE

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