- Nigeria has recorded 176 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, May 16, according to the NCDC's report
- The new cases are reported in 14 states with Lagos state leading again with 95 cases and Oyo state occupying the second spot for the first time with 31 cases
- The number of recoveries recorded on Saturday was high as 152 patients were discharged while five new deaths were recorded; Nigeria's confirmed cases now stand at 5,621
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the record of 176 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, May 16.
According to the NCDC's data, 152 recoveries and five deaths were recorded on the same day.
With the latest report, Nigeria now has 5,621 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 1472 have been discharged and 176 deaths.
Five deaths were recorded and the number of fatalities increased from 171 to 176, while recoveries increased from 1,320 to 1472.
The 176 new cases are reported from 14 states- Lagos(95), Oyo(31), FCT(11), Niger(8),Borno(8), Jigawa(6), Kaduna(4), Anambra(3), Edo(2), Rivers(2), Nasarawa(2), Bauchi(2),Benue(1), Zamfara(1).
Legit.ng notes that despite recording 176 new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria’s recovery rate remained at a significant high with 152 patients discharged on Saturday.
So far, Nigeria has conducted 32,942 coronavirus tests.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that 55 coronavirus patients who tested negative twice for the virus had been discharged in Jigawa state.
This was announced by senior special assistant to the governor on new media, Auwal D Sankara.
He disclosed that 55 COVID-19 patients were confirmed to have been cured and discharged after testing negative twice in Jigawa state.
This brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 62, with three fatalities.
Similarly, the Lagos state government has announced the discharge of 67 more patients from four isolation centres after testing negative twice for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday.
“Also, 67 fully recovered COVID19Lagos patients; 22 female and 45 male, including 3 foreign nationals – 2 Indians and a Chinese were discharged to join the society,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Note that the recoveries in Lagos and Jigawa were part of those reported by the NCDC.
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