- 19 people have died as a result of coronavirus from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3, 2020
- According to NCDC record, as of the first day of May month, the death figure of Covid-19 was 68
- But as of Sunday evening, May 3, 19 people have died, officially bringing the casualty figure to 87
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Barely forty-eight (48) hours after the Covid-19 casualties hit a hair raising figure of 68 deaths, Nigeria's death toll has tragically risen to 87, putting the country on a red line among 10 African countries badly hit by the virus.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Friday night, May 1, announced 238 cases in the country with 92 reported in Kano state.
Behind Kano on the log was Lagos with 32 cases, bringing total cases to 2,170 while 351 people, collectively, were totally discharged. The disease control agency also reported a total of 68 deaths.
But by Sunday night, May 3, it reported 170 cases in what brought total cases to 2,558. 39 cases were reported in Lagos while 29 were reported in Kano state.
24 cases were reported in Ogun, 18 in Bauchi, 15 in Kaduna and 12 each on Sokoto and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Tragically, more 19 people were reported dead, bringing total death figure to 87 -- all coming within 48 hours.
More cases to be recorded as death toll will also rise
With the government easing the lockdown imposed on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun, there is an indication that more cases of coronavirus will be reported as people return back to their businesses.
Unfortunately, there is a projection of more Covid-19 death as more cases will emerge across the affected states due to community transmission and other means.
Nigeria announced its index Covid-19 case on Thursday, February 27, after an Italian man tested positive in Lagos, forcing the country to activate its emergency centre nationwide.
Within less than three months, Nigeria has moved from one case to 2558 as the country overtook Cameroon on the Covid-19 log in Africa, though behind South Africa and Egypt.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that more than 44,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Africa, with over 1,700 deaths, according to the data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, May 4.
According to the international health organisation, South Africa tops the list of African countries with coronavirus cases as 6,783 have tested positive in the country. Out of the over 6,000 cases, 131 people have died.
Algeria occupies the second spot with 4,474 cases and 463 deaths while Nigeria ranks third on the list with 2,388 cases and 85 deaths.
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