- NCDC has announced 148 new cases of coronavirus as total now hit 2,950
- The agency reported 43 cases in Lagos and 32 in Kano states
- 481 people have been discharged, while 98 deaths are officially on record
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 148 new coronavirus cases in 17 states, bringing total cases in the country to 2,950.
In a tweet by the disease control agency on Twitter on Tuesday night, May 5, NCDC reported 43 cases in Lagos and 32 in Kano state.
Fourteen cases were reported in Zamfara with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) coming behind on the log with 10 cases.
Katsina confirmed nine cases, while Taraba reported seven cases. In Borno and Ogun, six cases were reported in the two states each.
NCDC confirmed five cases in Oyo, three in Edo, Bauchi and Kaduna. Both Adamawa and Gombe share two cases each. Plateau, Sokoto and Kebbi states have one case each.
In total, 481 people have been discharged while 98 deaths are officially on record.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kogi government said that the state is under pressure to declare the presence of coronavirus as the pandemic spreads across states of the federation.
The north-central state is one of the two out of the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that have not reported any case of Covid-19 pandemic.
With fear and concern mounting over the coronavirus status in the state, Kogi government alleged that there is an “unholy conspiracy to declare COVID-19 in all states of the federation.”
This was contained in a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi state commissioner of information and communication, who gave an update on a female expatriate rumoured to have carried coronavirus pandemic.
In another related news, a driver with the NCDC in Nasarawa has tested positive for coronavirus. The driver helps in transporting samples of suspected COVID-19 cases for tests.
This was disclosed by Governor Abdullahi Sule while giving an update on COVID-19 in the state during a joint security meeting in Lafia.
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