Nigeria: 229 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed as Total Infections Exceed 8,000
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday confirmed 229 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, despite efforts by authorities to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
The new confirmations raised the country’s total cases to 8,068 according to Health Agency.
A breakdown of data obtained from the centre’s website shows that 48 COVID-19 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours across the country. The total number people recovered and discharged from the virus now 2,311
Seven new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 233
The public health agency in a tweet said the new cases were reported in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
All the reporting states already had at least a case of the virus.
On its official twitter handle, NCDC, however said that no new state had reported a case in the last 24 hours
Nigeria has so far tested 45,683 persons since the first confirmed case relating to the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on 27 February 2020.
Lagos state, the the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria recorded 90 new cases, bringing the total number of the infections in the state to 3,595, the highest in the country.
Other states with new cases include: Katsina with 27 cases, Imo reported 26 cases, Kano had 23 cases, FCT recorded 14 cases, Plateau reported 12 cases, Ogun- had 9 cases and Delta reported 7 casses.
While Borno and Rivers confirmed five cases each, Oyo had four cases, Gombe had three cases, Osun had two cases. And Anambra and Bayelsa reported one case each.
On the 25th of May 2020, 229 new confirmed cases and 7 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.
Till date, 8068 cases have been confirmed, 2311 cases have been discharged and 233 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Confirmed Cases by State
|States Affected||No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed)||No. of Cases (on admission)||No. Discharged||No. of Deaths|
Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Sunday evacuated 69 Nigerian citizens who were stranded in Lebanon.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who made the announcement via his official Twitter handle said they were evacuated with the support of the Lebanese government and the Lebanese community in Nigeria.
Those evacuated include 50 female victims of trafficking and 19 other persons who were stranded in Lebanon.
“With the financial and logistic support of the Lebanese Government and Lebanese community in Nigeria, 50 trafficked Nigerian girls and 19 stranded Nigerians were successfully evacuated from #Lebanon and arrived in Nigeria today.
“Profound gratitude to Ambassador Houssam Diad, Lebanese Ambassador in Nigeria and Ambassador Goni Zannabura, Nigerian Ambassador in Lebanon,” Onyeama tweeted.
The Federal Government, as part of its efforts to evacuate Nigerians who are stranded abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic evacuated no fewer than 300 Nigerians from the UK weeks back.
A total of 160 Nigerians were also evacuated from the United States, 256 others from Dubai, and 292 from Saudi Arabia.