COVID-19: No new deaths recorded as 167 more people beat dreaded pandemic

COVID-19: No new deaths recorded as 167 more people beat dreaded pandemic

Nigeria failed to record a single death from the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Consequently, the current official death toll from COVID-19 in Nigeria still stands at 221 casualties. In addition, the country witnessed more people joining the growing list of patients who have beaten the virus. In fact, a total of 167 new persons joined the list on Saturday; thereby swelling the ranks of recoveries to 2174 in Nigeria.

Equally important, the 167 new recoveries have all been issued a clean bill of health. Further, they have been discharged to reunite with their families.

Meanwhile, a total of 265 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded across Nigeria on Saturday. The new cases took Nigeria’s total case file to 7526 confirmed cases. However, the 265 new infections were dominated by Lagos which accounted for 133 cases. Also, three other states – Oyo with 34 new cases, Edo with 28 and Ogun with 23 – as well as Abuja; the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which accounted for 22 new cases; all recorded double figures.

In summary, all 265 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in 12 states and the FCT.

The foregoing was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its daily update on Saturday. Also, the update was shared via a tweet on its verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

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‘‘265 new cases of #COVID19; 133-Lagos, 34-Oyo, 28-Edo, 23-Ogun, 22-FCT, 6-Plateau, 5-Kaduna, 3-Borno, 3-Niger, 2-Kwara, 2-Bauchi, 2-Anambra, 2-Enugu. 7526 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. Discharged: 2174, Deaths: 221,’’ the NCDC revealed.

Furthermore, details released on the micro-site of the NCDC shows that active cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria currently stand at 5131. Also, np new state has recorded a case of COVID-19. Consequently, all 7526 confirmed cases so far have been accounted for by 34 states and the FCT.

Indeed, Cross River and Kogi stand apart as the only two states yet to record a case of COVID-19.

Lagos continues to top the infection table for confirmed cases of COVID-19 per state. The state, as at yesterday, had racked up a total of 3357 confirmed cases; representing 44.6 per cent of Nigeria’s total.


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