Nigeria records 91 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths -NCDC

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 91 new cases of COVID-19, making the total number of cases in the country 1, 273.

The disease control agency also confirmed that the death toll recorded in the Coronavirus crisis has risen to 40.

In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle in the night of Sunday, April 26, the NCDC said that 43 of the new cases were confirmed in Lagos, 8-Sokoto, 6-Taraba, 5-Kaduna, 5-Gombe, 3-Ondo, 3-FCT, 3-Edo, 3-Oyo, 3-Rivers, 3-Bauchi, 2-Osun, 1-Akwa Ibom, 1-Bayelsa, 1-Ebonyi and 1-Kebbi.

“As of 11:50p.m. 26th April, 1, 273 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Nigeria. So far, 239 patients have recovered and were discharged, with 40 deaths.”

NCDC also announced that a case which was previously reported in Lagos State is now an Ondo State case.

Therefore, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos is 731, while Ondo has 8.

On the global scene, reports indicate that the novel Coronavirus has claimed at least 200,736 lives since its outbreak in China in December, according to AFP.

More than 2,864,070 cases were registered in 193 countries and territories. Of these cases, at least 772,900 are now considered recovered.

Since Friday evening, 6,813 new deaths and 93,320 infections were recorded worldwide.The United States, the worst-hit country, registered 2,710 of those deaths, Britain 813, and Italy 415.

The United States has the highest number of deaths with 53,070 from 924.865 cases.

Italy has the second-highest toll with 26,384 deaths out of 195,351 cases, followed by Spain (22,902 deaths and 223,759 cases), France (22,614 deaths and 161,488 cases) and the UK with 20,319 fatalities and 148,377 cases.

China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 4,632 deaths and 82,816 cases, just 12 more since Friday.

Europe has a total of 122,171 deaths from 1,360,314 cases, the United States and Canada have 55,586 deaths and 969,896 cases, Asia has 7,854 deaths from 195,102 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean have 7,434 deaths from 150,162 cases.

Others are the Middle East, which has 6,225 deaths from 150.625 cases, Africa 1,361 deaths from 29,981 cases, and Oceania has 105 deaths from 7,991 cases.

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