- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases in the country
- The agency made the announcement on Sunday night, via its Twitter handle
- The NCDC disclosed that 81 of the new cases were in Lagos state, 35 in Jigawa, while Borno and Kano states each
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday, May 10, confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total number of infections to 4,399.
The agency made the announcement on Sunday night, via its Twitter handle.
The NCDC stated that 81 of the new cases were in Lagos state, 35 in Jigawa, while Borno and Kano states each had 26 new confirmed cases.
Twenty new cases were confirmed for Bauchi, 13 in Abuja, 12 in Edo, 10 in Sokoto and seven in Zamfara.
Kwara and Kebbi each had 4 new cases; Gombe, Taraba, Ogun and Ekiti each had 2 cases, while Osun and Bayelsa had a case each.
The agency said Nigeria recorded 17 more deaths from the pandemic, taking the country’s death toll to 143 with total recoveries rising to 778.
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel said the state has recorded 100% recovery of patients who tested positive of coronavirus.
Governor Emmanuel revealed this on Saturday, May 10 in Uyo, during an interview with selected journalists.
He said the state incident management committee on COVID-19 has performed excellently in managing all the cases.
The governor said the 300-bed isolation centre under construction in the state will be completed within the next one week, adding that more ventilators will be brought in, in addition to the 13 ventilators the state has already.
While warning against the use of traditional medicine for the treatment of COVID-19, Governor Emmanuel urged residents of the state to observe all prescribed hygiene protocols and emphasised that anyone caught outside without a face mask will be arrested.
He maintained that ban on social gatherings including burials, weddings and church programmes was still in force, saying that anyone caught trying to host a burial or any other ceremony will be arrested.
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