COVID-19: Again, Nigeria breaks record for highest daily infections with 553 new cases

COVID-19: Again, Nigeria breaks record for highest daily infections with 553 new cases

Once again, Nigeria has broken its existing record for new cases of COVID-19 recorded in a single day.

1st News can report that the figure of 553 new cases of COVID-19 recorded on Saturday, May 30, 2020 represents Nigeria’s highest ever daily figure. The new figure shatters the previous record of 389 cases set on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

Equally important, the 553 new cases have raised Nigeria’s infection total to 9855 confirmed cases.

Indeed, a very significant portion of the record breaking figure comes from Lagos. Specifically, Lagos accounted for an overwhelming majority of the new infections on Saturday. It recorded 378 out of the 553 new cases on Saturday.

Meanwhile, five other states – Delta with 23 cases, Edo with 22, Rivers – 14, Ogun – 13 and Kaduna with 12; as well as Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory which recorded 52 cases; all racked up double figures in new cases.

In summary, 14 states and the FCT were responsible for the 553 new cases reported on Saturday.

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Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has accounted for 12 new casualties in Nigeria. The 12 new deaths have thus taken the official death toll to 273. On the other hand, 159 additional persons have recovered from the virus. These patients, discharged yesterday, have now taken the list of recoveries in Nigeria to 2856.

The foregoing formed part of the updates released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday. The updates were posted via a couple of tweets on its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

The NCDC had tweeted: ‘‘553 new cases of #COVID19; 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. 9855 cases of #COVID19Nigeria. Discharged: 2856. Deaths: 273.’’


Additionally, the NCDC revealed via its micro-site that active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 6726. Also, total samples tested so far have hit 60,825.


Please refer to table for confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria on a state-by-state basis.


Lagos continues to lead the infection table with a total of 4755 cases, representing 48.2 per cent of Nigeria’s total.


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