313 new confirmed cases, 5 new deaths recorded
The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has sustained rapid but threatening escalation as the latest figures provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed the country now has 7,839 confirmed cases.
As at Sunday, May 24, 2020, 313 new confirmed cases and 5 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.
The worrisome development jerks the numbers of confirmed cases up to 7839, 2263 cases have been discharged and 226 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It also attests to the fact that 44,458 tests have been carried out.
The 313 new cases reported from 17 states are given as thus – Lagos (148), FCT (36), Rivers (27), Edo (19), Kano (13), Ogun (12), Ebonyi (11), Nasarawa (8), Delta (8), Oyo (7), Plateau (6), Kaduna (5), Kwara (4), Akwa Ibom (3), Bayelsa (3), Niger (2), Anambra (1).
In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the termination of all movements in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.
The restriction to movement, which was extended by another two-week period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4.
The latest data bring the two most populous states of the federation – Lagos and Kano to top. The confirmed cases recorded as Lagos (3505), followed by Kano (896), Abuja at 505, Katsina (308), Borno (250), Jigawa (241), Oyo (240), Bauchi (232), Ogun (231), Edo (191), Kaduna (189), Gombe (145), Sokoto and Rivers (116), Plateau (83).
Kwara State has recorded 79 cases, Yobe (47), Nasarawa (46), Osun (42), Delta (39), Ebonyi (33), Kebbi (32), Niger (28), Adamawa (27), Akwa Ibom (24), Ondo (23), Ekiti (20), Taraba and Enugu (18), Bayelsa (11), Anambra (9), Imo and Abia (7), while Benue state has recorded 5 cases.
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