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.
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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.