- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 184 new COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, total infections now 4,971
- Lagos still leads the pack with 51 cases while Jigawa state followed with 23 cases, Bauchi and Katsina states have 16 cases each and so on
- The total number of recoveries is now 1,070, while the number of fatalities increased to 164
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 184 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4,971.
The federal health agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle on Wednesday night, May 13.
The total number of recoveries is now 1,070, while the number of fatalities increased to 164. Six new deaths were recorded with 111 new recoveries from the last update.
Lagos state leads the pack in the latest report with 51 cases while Jigawa followed with 23 cases. Both and Bauchi and Katsina states have 16 cases each while Kano has 14 new cases. The FCT and Rivers state have 10 cases each while Kwara state has nine new cases. Delta and Kaduna states have five new cases each while Sokoto and Oyo states followed with four cases each.
Kebbi, Nasarawa, and Osun states all have three cases each while Ondo has two nee cases. Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Plateau, and Niger states all have one case each.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kogi state government said it had tested 111 residents for COVID-19 but the tests came back negative.
This was disclosed by the state's commissioner for information and communication strategy, Kingsley Fanwo, on Wednesday, May 13.
Fanwo said the tests were conducted in accordance with the stipulated guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The commissioner added that the state procured about 5,000 testing kits, saying those residents who were tested were randomly selected.
“We brought in about 5,000 testing kits. Testing centres are located in three places. You can do it at the ministry of health," he said.
Fanwo said the state government will only test people admitted at the hospitals with Covid-19 symptoms, not going to streets to "pick people".
Kogi and Cross River are the two states yet to confirm a single case of the disease in the country.
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