Nigeria records 245 new COVID-19 cases, total now 7,261

Nigeria has recorded 245 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,261.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on Friday.

It added that 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).”

No fewer than 5,033 active COVID-19 cases are currently in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, across Africa, a total of 100,002 cases had 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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