Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceed 3,000

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases, on Wednesday, exceeded 3, 000 as 195 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,145.

The agency early Thursday morning said 195 new cases were reported in 13 states. All the reporting states already have at least a case of the virus.

Wednesday marks one hundred days since the index case of coronavirus was reported in Nigeria.

NCDC said the new cases were recorded in Lagos, Kano, Zamfara, Sokoto, Borno, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Oyo, Kebbi, Gombe. Ogun, Katsina, Kaduna, and Adamawa states.

As of the time of reporting, 34 states and the FCT have recorded at least a case of the disease.

There was an increase in the number of infections reported for Wednesday (195) compared to 148 reported on Tuesday.

NCDC said on May 6, 195 new confirmed cases and five deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“Till date, 3145 cases have been confirmed, 534 cases have been discharged and 103 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The 195 new cases are reported from 13 states- Lagos – 82, Kano – 30, Zamfara – 19, Sokoto – 18, Borno – 10, FCT – 9, Oyo – 8,Kebbi – 5, Gombe – 5, Ogun – 4 , Katsina-3 , Kaduna – 1, Adamawa – 1.