A total of 146 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Nigeria on Tuesday, May 12, 2020; even as the figure of patients who have made full recoveries from the disease and subsequently discharged rose to 959.
As a matter of fact, the 146 new cases recorded on Tuesday took Nigeria’s COVID-19 infection total to 4787.
Once again, Lagos was responsible for the majority of the new cases reported across Nigeria yesterday. The Centre of Excellence, as the state is fondly addressed, accounted for 57 new cases. Remarkably, only two other states – Kano with 27 cases and Kwara with 10 – recorded double figures yesterday.
In summary, a total of 19 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory accounted for the 146 new cases of COVID-19. Also, the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria rose by six to 158.
The foregoing was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on COVID-19 released Tuesday. Also, the information was made available via its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
‘‘146 new cases of #COVID19; 57-Lagos, 27-Kano, 10-Kwara, 9-Edo, 8-Bauchi, 7-Yobe, 4-Kebbi, 4-Oyo, 3-Katsina, 3-Niger, 2-Plateau, 2-Borno, 2-Sokoto, 2-Benue, 1-Gombe; 1-Enugu, 1-Ebonyi, 1-Ogun, 1-FCT, 1-Rivers. 4787 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 959. Deaths: 158,’’ the NCDC tweeted via its handle on Tuesday night.
146 new cases of #COVID19;
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 12, 2020
Meanwhile, the total number of samples tested by the NCDC so far currently stands at 28,418. Also, no new state has reported a case of COVID-19. Indeed, all the 4787 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria have originated from 34 states and the FCT. Cross River and Kogi remain seemingly immune from the disease as they are yet to record any infection.
Furthermore, a breakdown of the cases of COVID-19 per state in Nigeria shows Lagos gradually approaching the 2000 mark; with a current total of 1990 confirmed cases. The state remains the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Also, alongside Lagos, nine states and the FCT have all racked up over 100 confirmed cases. They include Kano, Katsina, Bauchi, Borno, Ogun, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna and Sokoto.
Please see table below for details of cases per state.