- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced 288 new covid-19 cases in Nigeria
- Lagos still leads the pack with 179 cases while Kaduna state followed with 20 cases
- The total number of recoveries is now 1,320, while the number of fatalities increased to 171
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 288 new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,445.
The federal health agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle on Friday night, May 15.
The total number of recoveries is now 1,320 , while the number of fatalities increased to 171.
"On the 15th of May 2020, 288 new confirmed cases and 3 deaths were recorded in Nigeria. No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
"Till date, 5445 cases have been confirmed, 1320 cases have been discharged and 171 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory
"The 288 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos(179), Kaduna (20), Katsina (15), Jigawa(15), Borno (13), Ogun(11), Kano(8), FCT(7), Niger (4), Ekiti(4), Oyo (3), Delta (3), Bauchi(3), Kwara (2), Edo(1), NCDC wrote.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that NCDC on Friday, May 15, said that its responsibility is not to release coronavirus tests results to patients.
The national health agency said that part of its duties is to communicate the results between its laboratories and states across the nation.
On its Twitter page, the NCDC said: "It is important to emphasise that the NCDC does not provide results to individuals.
"Our role as the national public health institute is to coordinate the communication of results between testing laboratories and States, who then communicate with individuals."
Legit.ng also reported that the NCDC spotted another error in its record of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.
While confirming 14 new cases on Thursday evening, April 9, taking the total confirmed cases to 288, the federal health agency noted that it erroneously reported two new cases for Bauchi state on Wednesday, April 8.
The agency said it later detected that the two cases were repeat tests from previously confirmed cases.
"Yesterday (Wednesday, April 8), we erroneously reported 2 new cases in Bauchi. Following further review, we can confirm that these were repeat tests for previously confirmed cases.
"We apologise for this error and remain committed to ensuring transparent and accurate reporting of test results," the NCDC tweeted.
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