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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Race Past 10,000 as Africa Exceeds 141,000 Infections

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•NCDC confirms 307 new cases on Sunday

•Coronavirus in Africa on Sunday : 141,599 cases; 4,070 deaths; 59,191 recoveries

Nigeria’s tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday rose to 10,162 as 307 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Fourteen deaths were recorded from the virus on Sunday bringing the total number of confirmed deaths from the virus to 287.

Lagos recorded the highest figure of cases reported with 188 infections. The state also remains the epicentre for the disease.

There was a decline in the number of infections reported on Sunday (307) compared to the number reported on Saturday (553).

The country on Saturday had reported the highest daily figure of infections so far yet, since the beginning of the outbreak in Nigeria.

The agency in a tweet late Sunday night said the 307 new cases were reported in 15 states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Kaduna, Oyo, Bayelsa, Gombe, Kano, Delta, Imo, Rivers, Niger, Bauchi, Plateau and Kwara.

“Till date, 10162 cases have been confirmed, 3007 cases have been discharged and 287 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory,” it said.

The 307 new cases are reported from 15 states – Lagos – 188, FCT – 44, Ogun – 19, Kaduna – 14, Oyo – 12, Bayelsa – 9, Gombe – 5, Kano – 3, Delta – 3, Imo – 2, Rivers – 2, Niger – 2, Bauchi – 2, Plateau – 1 and Kwara – 1.

Breakdown

There are 6, 868 active COVID-19 cases in the country as 3,007 people have recovered and have been discharged, with 287 deaths recorded.

A breakdown of the 10,162 confirmed cases shows that Lagos State has so far reported 4,943 cases, followed by Kano – 954, FCT – 660, Katsina – 364, Edo – 284, Oyo – 292, Borno – 271,Jigawa – 270, Ogun – 278, Kaduna – 258, Bauchi – 238, Rivers – 206, Gombe – 161, Sokoto – 116, Plateau – 105, Kwara – 88, Delta – 83, Zamfara – 76, Nasarawa – 62, Yobe – 52, Akwa Ibom – 45, Osun – 45, Ebonyi – 40, Adamawa – 38, Imo – 36, Kebbi – 33, Niger – 32, Ondo – 25, Ekiti – 20, Enugu – 18, Taraba – 18, Bayelsa – 12, Anambra – 11, Abia – 10, Benue – 7 and Kogi – 2.

Despite the increasing figures, many Nigerians are alleging that Nigeria is not testing enough and the figures might not reflect the true situation in the country.

Africa’s Coronavirus cases continue to rise

There are now more than over 140,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.

According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when. As of May 13, every African country had recorded an infection, the last being Lesotho.

We shall keep updating this list largely sourced from the John Hopkins University tallies, Africa CDC and from official government data.

Major African stats: May 31 at 7:00 GMT:

  • Confirmed cases = 141,599
  • Number of deaths = 4,070
  • Recoveries = 59,191
  • Active cases = 78,338

Countries in alphabetical order

  • Algeria – 9,267
  • Angola – 84
  • Benin – 224
  • Botswana – 35
  • Burkina Faso – 847
  • Burundi – 63
  • Cameroon – 5,904
  • Cape Verde – 421
  • Central African Republic – 962
  • Chad – 759
  • Comoros – 106
  • Congo-Brazzaville – 571
  • DR Congo – 2,966
  • Djibouti – 3,194
  • Egypt – 23,449
  • Equatorial Guinea – 1,306
  • Eritrea – 39
  • Eswatini – 283
  • Ethiopia – 1,063
  • Gabon – 2,655
  • (The) Gambia – 25
  • Ghana – 7,768
  • Guinea – 3,706
  • Guinea-Bissau – 1,256
  • Ivory Coast – 2,799
  • Kenya – 1,888
  • Lesotho – 2
  • Liberia – 280
  • Libya – 130
  • Madagascar – 758
  • Malawi – 279
  • Mali – 1,250
  • Mauritania – 483
  • Mauritius – 335
  • Morocco – 7,780
  • Mozambique – 244
  • Namibia – 23
  • Niger – 956
  • Nigeria- 9,855
  • Rwanda – 359
  • Sao Tome and Principe – 479
  • Senegal – 3,535
  • Seychelles – 11
  • Sierra Leone – 852
  • Somalia – 1,916
  • South Africa – 30,967
  • South Sudan – 994
  • Sudan – 4,800
  • Tanzania – 509
  • Togo – 433
  • Tunisia – 1,076
  • Uganda – 413
  • Zambia – 1,057
  • Zimbabwe – 174

Credits| PT, Africa News


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