NCDC confirms 338 new COVID-19 cases, infections total 5,959

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Nigeria has recorded 338 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The NCDC in a tweet via its official Twitter account Sunday, May 17 night, stated that Lagos had recorded 177 new cases, while Kano posted 64 cases.

According to the disease control agency, other regions with new cases include Abuja, FCT, with 21, Rivers with 16, Plateau with 14, Oyo 11, Katsina nine, Jigawa and Kaduna with four each, and three cases from the trio of Abia, Bauchi, and Borno.

Gombe, Akwa Ibom, and Delta states also recorded two new cases each, while Kebbi and Sokoto shared two cases between them.

The NCDC said of the 338 new cases of #COVID19, 177-Lagos, 64-Kano, 21-FCT, 16-Rivers, 14-Plateau, 11-Oyo, 9-Katsina, 4-Jigawa, 4-Kaduna, 3-Abia, 3-Bauchi, 3-Borno, 2-Gombe, 2-Akwa Ibom, 2-Delta, 1-Ondo, 1-Kebbi, and 1-Sokoto.

“5,959 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, discharged: 1,594, deaths: 182,” stated NCDC.

The novel Coronavirus has killed at least 313,611 people since the outbreak first emerged in China December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1900 GMT on Sunday.

At least 4,680,700 cases of Coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,670,100 are now considered recovered.

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organisation (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

Many countries reportedly, are testing only the most serious cases.

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