- Nigeria has recorded 245 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the country’s total infections to 2,802
- The NCDC in a tweet stated that of the new infections, 76 are in Lagos, 37 from Katsina, 32 in Jigawa
- As at Monday night, May 4, Nigeria's COVID-19 death toll rose with six more deaths and 17 more recoveries
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that Nigeria recorded 245 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total infections to 2,802.
This was revealed in a tweet at 11:46 pm on Monday night, May 4, by the NCDC. According to the health agency's breakdown of the new infections, 76 are in Lagos, 37 from Katsina, 32 in Jigawa, 23 from Kano, and 19 in the FCT.
Borno recorded 18, Edo had 10, 6 in Adamawa, and 5 each in Bauchi, Oyo and Ogun. While Ekiti, Osun, Benue, Niger, and Zamfara states had one new case each.
The number of discharged persons went from 400 to 417, while six more fatalities were recorded as the death toll rose from 87 to 93.
The health agency also noted that nine cases previously announced as discharged cases were reported in error. Therefore, the total number of people discharged is 417.
Meanwhile, one case reported in Nasarawa was a repeat test as the number of actives cases in the state is 11.
This is the highest daily number of confirmed cases reported so far in the country since the index case was reported in Nigeria back in February.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a presidential technical team deployed to Kano to ascertain the cause of recent mass deaths recorded in the state has disclosed that coronavirus is responsible for the deaths.
The leader of the team, Dr Nasiru Sani Gwarzo, disclosed in an interview with journalists in Kano on Sunday, May 3, that the preliminary reports and tests carried out indicated that most of the deaths in Kano were caused by COVID-19.
In a related development, a seasoned journalist in Sokoto state and editor of Newsdiaryonline, Abdallah El-Kurebe, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The editor contracted the deadly virus from a fellow journalist who had tested positive for COVID-19. El-Kurebe who is presently at the state COVID-19 Isolation Centre receiving treatment was confirmed to have tested positive on Sunday, May 3.
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