Another 184 Nigerians infected with COVID-19 as cases rise to 4,971


New COVID-19 cases were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, with another 184 people infected, raising the figure of people with coronavirus in the country to 4,971.

The new positive cases were recorded in Lagos, Kano, Bauchi, Abuja, Jigawa, Rivers and 16 other states, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Wednesday.

The NCDC said there were increase in the daily infection rate with 184 new cases against the Tuesday’s daily infection record put at 146, making the total now 4,971.

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Figures from NCDC show that six new COVID-19 deaths were recorded in Nigeria, while 111 patients were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus, increasing the total number of recoveries to 1,070.

According to NCDC: “On the 13th of May 2020, 184 new confirmed cases and six deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

“No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

“Till date, 4971 cases have been confirmed, 1070 cases have been discharged and 164 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“The 184 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos(51), Jigawa(23), Bauchi(16), Katsina(16), Kano(14), FCT(10), Rivers(10), Kwara(9), Delta(5), Kaduna(5), Sokoto(4), Oyo(4), Kebbi(3), Nasarawa (3), Osun(3), Ondo(2), Ebonyi(1), Edo(1), Enugu(1), Anambra(1), Plateau (1), Niger (1).”

Kogi and Cross River are the two states left where coronavirus incident has not been officially declared out of Nigeria’s 36 states excluding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, which is the places with high cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.