Nigeria’s #COVID19 cases exceeds 4,000 as NCDC confirms 239 new infections



The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday night confirmed 239 new coronavirus cases.

With this, the agency said a total of 4,151 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The number of fatalities increased from 117 to 128, while recoveries increased from 679 to 745, meaning active cases are 745 cases.

Lagos still has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, with 1764 after recording additional 97.

Other states with new cases are Bauchi(44), Kano(29), Katsina(19), Borno(17), FCT(7), Kwara(6), Oyo(5), Kaduna(3), Sokoto(3), Adamawa(2), Kebbi(2), Plateau (2), Ogun(2), and Ekiti(1).


Cross River and Kogi states remain the only states that have not recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.

Nigeria has 23,835 samples tested in its ongoing campaign against the deadly COVID-19, which is far less than Ghana and South Africa that have conducted over 100,000 and close to 200,000 testings so far, with South Africa increasing its daily tests to more than 10,000 a day.

According to NCDC, the 239 people that tested positive were out of 1,180 samples collected.

Nigeria has recorded 1,593 new cases of coronavirus and 41 new deaths in the last six days since the lockdown was relaxed.

Before the easing of the lockdown on May 4, Nigeria had 2558 confirmed infections and 2,071 active cases.

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