21 Nigerian States Get 242 New COVID-19 Cases; A’Ibom Has 3

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Twenty-two Nigerian states have recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 7,261 in the country.

Of the number, Akwa Ibom has notched three new coronavirus cases, bringing the total in the state to 21.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control which stated this on Friday said 10 more patients died of coronavirus-related complications in the country.

NCDC said, “On the 22nd of May 2020, 245 new confirmed cases and 10 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 7261 cases have been confirmed, 2007 cases have been discharged and 221 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 245 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (131), Jigawa(16), Ogun (13), Borno (12), Kaduna (9), Oyo (9), Rivers (9), Ebonyi (9), Kano (8), Kwara (7), Katsina (5), Akwa Ibom (3), Sokoto (3), Bauchi (2), Yobe (2), Anambra (1), Gombe (1), Niger (1), Ondo (1), Plateau (1), FCT(1), Bayelsa(1).”

Meanwhile, 100,002 cases in Africa have been registered as of Friday, of which 3,105 were fatal.

Countries in northern Africa have the highest death tolls, led by Egypt (696 deaths from 15,003 cases) and Algeria (575 deaths from 7,728 cases).

South of the Sahara, the highest tolls have been in South Africa (397 deaths out of 20,125 cases) and Nigeria (221 deaths, 7,261 cases).

Africa’s figure is far behind that of the United States, with 1,577,758 cases, 96,978 of them deaths, and Europe, with 1,974,501 cases and 171,011 deaths, according to AFP.

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 3,224 2,600 582 42
Kano 883 714 133 36
FCT 447 290 143 14
Katsina 308 243 51 14
Borno 247 111 111 25
Jigawa 241 159 78 4
Bauchi 230 69 156 5
Oyo 199 146 49 4
Ogun 196 93 97 6
Kaduna 179 90 84 5
Gombe 145 50 92 3
Edo 144 99 39 6
Sokoto 116 23 80 13
Rivers 89 59 23 7
Zamfara 76 8 63 5
Kwara 73 47 25 1
Plateau 71 52 18 1
Yobe 47 33 8 6
Osun 42 5 33 4
Nasarawa 38 18 18 2
Kebbi 32 11 17 4
Delta 31 13 12 6
Adamawa 27 12 13 2
Ondo 23 4 18 1
Niger 23 17 5 1
Ebonyi 22 20 2 0
Akwa Ibom 21 7 12 2
Ekiti 20 5 13 2
Taraba 18 8 10 0
Enugu 16 10 6 0
Bayelsa 8 2 6 0
Abia 7 6 1 0
Imo 7 0 7 0
Anambra 6 5 1 0
Benue 5 4 1 0

To mitigate the virus, United Kingdom on Thursday said it would be investing up to 20 million Pounds in the African Union’s new ‘Africa anti-COVID-19 fund’ to slow down the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

The British High Commission in Nigeria said in a statement that the funding was announced by UK International Development Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

According to the statement, this makes the UK the largest national donor to the fund which was announced by Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa last month.