- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 193 new cases of the COVID-19 infections
- The agency stated that the new cases were reported in 15 states across the country
- With the new infections, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 5,162
Nigeria's confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed the 5,000 mark as the country announced 193 new cases on Thursday, May 14.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet late Thursday night stated that the new cases were reported in 15 states.
It said 58 of the new cases were in Lagos, 46 were recorded in Kano, 35 in Jigawa and 12 in Yobe state.
Nine cases were recorded in the FCT while 7 others were recorded in Ogun.
Plateau and Gombe had five new cases each, four cases were recorded in Imo state while three new cases each were discovered in Edo, Kwara and Borno state.
One case each was recorded in Bauchi, Nasarawa and Ondo.
With the new infections, the total tally of infected people in the country rose to 5,162.
The list of states with new infections are seen in the NCDC tweet below:
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may never go away.
This was disclosed by Mike Ryan who is the executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program, BBC reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Ryan said the new virus may just become one of the viruses around the world that kill people annually.
Ryan said for Covid-19 to be eliminated, a highly effective vaccine will have to be produced and made available to everyone across the world.
In another news report, a Nigerian man with the Twitter name Oluwatimilehin has narrated his experience as a coronavirus survivor.
He said coronavirus is indeed big as he appealed to the general public not to take it lightly, asking them to abide by all the protective measures.
Oluwatimilehin said that though he was asymptomatic all through, not many who were admitted were lucky.
He said that he has had to face the stigma regarding his health status, a thing he said he expected to happen.
The Covid-19 survivor, therefore, appreciated all the health officials, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, and the government for how they have handled the pandemic so far.
The Nigerian asked people not to put themselves at unnecessary risk in order not to overburden those who are at the frontline, ensuring everything is okay.
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