110 recovers in a day as Nigeria’s #covid19 cases surpass 5,000

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceeded 5,000 on Thursday with 193 new infections confirmed in 14 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

A total of 5,162 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced the new cases on Thursday midnight.

A total of 110 recoveries were recorded, increasing the figure from 1,070 to 1,180, while fatalities increased from 164 to 170.

The number of samples tested has also increased to 30,657 according to the situation report for May 13, but this is still a long way from the NCDC’s target of two million tests in the next three months.

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