ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases In Nigeria Hits 5,445 + Other Updates

Coronavirus, virus which causes SARS and MERS

288 new cases of the novel coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of cases to 5445.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control who disclosed the report in a tweet late Friday, 179 new cases had been discovered in Lagos, the country’s hotspot.

In Kaduna, 20 new cases were recorded, 15 each in both Katsina and Jigawa, 13 in Borno, 11 in Ogun, eight in Kano, seven in the FCT, four each in Niger and Ekiti, three each in Oyo, Delta and Bauchi, two in Kwara and one in Edo.

The health agency also noted that the number of recovered cases had jumped from 1,180 on Thursday to 1,320, while the death toll increased by four to 171.


The novel coronavirus has killed at least 304,619 people worldwide since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a reports from John Hopkins University.

At least 4,491,730 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least 1,571,100 are now considered recovered.

Over the past 24 hours, 4,981 deaths and 96,039 new cases have been recorded, with the most new fatalities reported in the United States with 1,759, Brazil with 844 and Britain with 384. The US also has the highest number of deaths overall with 86,744 from 1,429,990 cases. At least 246,414 have been declared recovered.

Britain has the second highest toll with 33,998 deaths from 236,711 cases. It is followed by Italy with 31,610 deaths and 223,885 cases, France with 27,529 deaths and 178,870 infections and Spain with 27,459 fatalities and 230,183 cases.

The country with the highest number of deaths compared to its population is Belgium with 77 fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Spain with 59, Italy 52, Britain 50 and France 42. China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 4,633 deaths and 82,933 cases. It has 78,209 recovered cases.


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