- NCDC on Tuesday night reported 146 new Covid-19 cases with Lagos leading with 57
- This brings total infection to 4,787, though 959 people have been discharged with 158 deaths on record
- Nigeria now sits sixth on the log of the first ten countries in Africa badly hit by the ravaging pandemic
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 146 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total infection to 4,787.
In a tweet by the national disease control agency in the late hours of Tuesday, May 12, Lagos unsurprisingly led the pack with 57 cases while Kano state followed on the log with 27.
Kwara came behind with 10 cases while Edo state followed with 9. Bauchi has 8, Yobe 7, Kebbi and Oyo have four each, as Katsina and Niger have 3 cases equally.
Plateau, Borno, Sokoto and Benue states have 2 cases each, while Gombe, Enugu, Ebonyi, Ogun, FCT and Rivers have one case each.
959 people have been discharged so far with 150 casualties on record, as Nigeria is now placed sixth in the list of first ten African countries badly hit by the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the federal government on Monday, May 11, said the plant used for the herbal drug produced by Madagascar for the cure of coronavirus grows in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja.
In a related development, the Catholic Church in Nigeria through the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has offered its 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, during the daily Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 media briefing on Monday, May 11.
“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres," Mustapha said.
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