NCDC announces 265 new cases, total now 7,526

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday confirmed 265 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the total cases in Nigeria to 7,526 cases.

Lagos State, the epicentre of the disease in Nigeria recorded 133 new cases while Oyo recorded 32. Other states with new cases along with Lagos and Oyo, that totalled 265 include: 28-Edo; 23-Ogun; 22-FCT; 6-Plateau; 5-Kaduna; 3-Borno; 3-Niger; 2-Kwara; 2-Bauchi; 2-Anambra; 2-Enugu.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website.

Data made available by the health agency showed that no COVID-19 death was reported in the country in the past 24 hours.

NCDC said, “On the 23rd of May 2020, 265 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7,526 cases have been confirmed, 2,174 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Meanwhile, NCDC record revealed that Nigeria, the most populous country in the continent, has conducted about 43,328 tests for the virus. Of the total confirmed cases, NCDC noted 2,174 patients were lucky to recover from the infection and unfortunately, 221 people lost their lives to the virus.

Data further revealed that as Nigeria recorded new 265 cases, the new cases reported in South Africa was 1,218; Egypt 727; Ghana 131.

South Africa with a population of about 59 million, has tested more than 564,370, Ghana with a population of about 30 million has tested 193,705 people; while Nigeria with a population of more than 200 million has tested 43,328.


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