The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 195 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,145. The agency made the announcement via its Twitter handle at 12:01am on Thursday.
Fifty-three more persons were discharged, bringing the total from 481 to 534 recoveries, while the number of fatalities increased from 98 to 103.
195 new cases of #COVID19;
3145 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria
More than 2,900 of the total number of cases were recorded between April 1 and May 6, a pointer to the increase in the number of samples tested.
According to the NCDC situation report for May 5, 2020, a total of 21,208 samples have been tested.
Lagos still accounts for a significant number of the country’s total figure with 1,308 confirmed cases, while Kano which confirmed its index case on April 11 now has 427 COVID-19 patients.
Lagos recorded the highest number of new cases on May 6 with 80 patients, while the Kano state ministry of health confirmed that the five deaths recorded on Wednesday occurred in the state.