- Nigeria recorded its highest daily number of 553 confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday
- Lagos state had the highest number in the new cases announced at 378
- The NCDC said no new state has confirmed cases, meaning Cross River still remains coronavirus-free
Lagos state recorded its highest daily tally of confirmed coronavirus cases according to the latest statistics announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday, May 30.
Legit.ng gathered that Lagos got 378 new cases to brings its total to 4,755, which is exactly five times higher than that of Kano, the state with the second-highest number of confirmed cases, which now has 951.
In the result announced by the NCDC on its official Twitter handle late on Saturday, 12 Nigerians also died on the same day from the deadly pandemic to bring total deaths to 273 in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The disease control body also reported that no new state reported a case in the last 24 hours while 2,856 cases have been discharged.
The 553 new cases are reported from 15 states - Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (9), Borno (7), Katsina (6), Jigawa (5), Oyo (5), Yobe (3), Plateau (3), Osun (1)
Meanwhile, Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, has dabbled into the face-off between the NCDC and the Kogi government over the Covid-19 free status of the state.
Legit.ng reported calls that the Governor Yahaya Bello-led government on Wednesday, May 27, insisted that the north-central state was still free of coronavirus scourge despite fresh discovery.
But reacting to the development, Melaye, who represented Kogi during the 8th National Assembly said the Covid-19 cases in Kogi as announced by NCDC is real.
In a press statement released on Saturday, May 30, the former lawmaker stated that one of the cases is personally known.
“One of the cases is from Kabba and the victim is personally known to me. I cannot be part of those who will play politics with the lives of my people.
“Covid-19 is real but not a death sentence if handled early enough," Melaye said.
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