- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 195 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, total infections now 3145
- Lagos leads the pack with 82 cases while Kano state followed with 30 cases, Zamfara state has 19 cases and so on
- Fifty-three more persons were discharged, bringing the total to 534 recoveries, while the number of fatalities increased to 103
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 195 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,145.
The federal health agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle at 12.01am on Thursday, May 7.
Fifty-three more persons were discharged, bringing the total from 481 to 534 recoveries, while the number of fatalities increased from 98 to 103.
Lagos state leads the pack in the latest report with 82 cases while Kano state followed with 30 cases. Zamfara state has 19 cases, Sokoto 18, Borno 10, FCT has nine, Oyo got eight, Kebbi and Gombe have five cases each, Ogun has four, Katsina has three while Kaduna and Adamawa have one case each.
The latest data shows Lagos still accounts for a significant number of the country’s total figure with 1,308 confirmed cases, while Kano which confirmed its index case on April 11 now has 427 COVID-19 patients.
The latest five deaths recorded on Wednesday, May 6, occurred in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that two COVID-19 patients out of the 33 active cases being managed in isolation centre in Oyo state had absconded.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state tweeted this on Wednesday’s afternoon while giving situation update of the pandemic in the state.
According to Makinde, the patients possibly may have absconded to their permanent places of residence.
The governor, who chairs the State COVID-19 TaskForce, said that the two escapees were among the 33 active cases being managed by the state, saying the development has brought the number of active cases in Oyo state to 31.
“Ten cases are self-isolating while 21 cases are being managed in the isolation centres in Oyo state.
“One at the University College Hospital, Ibadan and 20 at Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan; 19 of these 20 cases at Olodo are asymptomatic while the last person has anosmia – loss of smell,” Makinde added.
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